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Last Published: 11/10/2009 10:50:09 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - MARK FUNKHOUSER
Present:11 - BILL SKAGGS, ED FORD, RUSS JOHNSON, MELBA CURLS, SHARON SANDERS BROOKS, BETH GOTTSTEIN, JAN MARCASON, CINDY CIRCO, TERRY RILEY, CATHY JOLLY, JOHN SHARP
Excused:1 - DEB HERMANN
 

090932
RESOLUTION - Declaring the month of November “Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month” in the City of Kansas City, Missouri.


Adopted

Ayes: 11 - Skaggs, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090939
RESOLUTION - Observing Veterans Day and recognizing Medal of Honor Recipient Donald E. Ballard.


Adopted

Ayes: 11 - Skaggs, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090940
RESOLUTION - Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the 1989 Czechoslovakia Velvet Revolution and honoring H.E. Peter Burian, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the United States, and Daniel Kostoval, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Czech Republic.


Adopted

Ayes: 11 - Skaggs, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090943
RESOLUTION - Honoring Rydell Tailor Shop and the Blond Family.


Adopted

Ayes: 11 - Skaggs, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090948
RESOLUTION - Welcoming Missouri River Relief to Kansas City, Missouri.


Adopted

Ayes: 11 - Skaggs, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090918
RESOLUTION - Amending the 2009 One Year Action Plan and authorizing submission of a Substantial Amendment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for its consideration in order to expend funding on a Community Housing Development Organization project under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program.


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090930
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Establishing State legislative priorities and positions of support for matters before the 2010 Session of the General Assembly.  


Councilmember Sharp Move to Amend

Seconded by Councilmember Ford
Ayes: 12 - Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0


Adopted as Amended

Ayes: 12 - Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090881
Authorizing the Director of Finance to accept the proposal of Banc of America Public Capital Corp. to provide funds for the acquisition, installation and construction of various real property, capital equipment and other personal property and to execute any and all documents and agreements necessary for the transactions under one or more master lease purchase agreements, ground lease agreements and lease purchase agreements.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090906
Releasing two easements in Clay County, Missouri, and directing the City Clerk to record the releases.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090904
Authorizing execution of a Declaration of Restrictive Covenant and a Grant of Access for 902 Tel Aviv Road at Kansas City International Airport.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090907
Releasing one sewer easement in full and a portion of another sewer easement in Jackson County, Missouri, and directing the City Clerk to record the releases.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090910
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Finding and determining it necessary to fund a street reconstruction program, municipal building improvement program and a park capital maintenance program with the proceeds of tax-exempt general obligation bonds; authorizing the Director of Finance to develop financing for these programs in an amount not to exceed $20,000,000.00; and declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself.


Councilmember Riley Move to Amend
PIAC process added
Seconded by Councilmember Marcason
Ayes: 12 - Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0


Adopted as Amended

Ayes: 12 - Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090911
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, Article IX, Pensions and Other Benefits, by enacting a new Division 8 entitled Healthcare System consisting of Sections 2-1390 through 2-1400, for the purpose of establishing and defining the operation of a board of trustees responsible for administering the City’s self-funded healthcare plan, and authorizing that board to confer with the City’s Benefits and Insurance Committee to complete the transition to a self-funded healthcare plan by May 1, 2010.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 12 - Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090842
(Sub.)
Declaring it necessary to establish, change and re-establish the grades of, and the relocation, opening, establishment and dedication of street right-of-way on N. Ambassador Drive and N.W. Skyview Avenue all in Kansas City, Platte County, Missouri; and directing the City Clerk to cause a notice to be published as provided for herein.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 12 - Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090914
(Sub.)
Estimating $200,000.00 in revenue in the General Fund; and appropriating $200,000.00 in the General Fund for the purpose of improving educational opportunities for children in Kansas City.


Councilmember Ford Move To Hold On Docket

Seconded by Councilmember Marcason
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Johnson, Marcason, Circo
Nays: 8 - Skaggs, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser


Councilmember Curls Move to Amend

Seconded by Councilmember Sharp
Ayes: 11 - Skaggs, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 1 - Ford


Passed as Amended

Ayes: 8 - Skaggs, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 4 - Ford, Johnson, Marcason, Circo
 
 Councilmember Johnson Move to Waive Charter Requirement
Move that the Charter Requirements for the reading of the Ordinances Advance Consent 090926 Advance Debate 090829 (sub), 090868 (sub), 090896, 090929 (sub), 090897, 090899, 090920 on three separate days be waived and that these ordinances be advanced for final consideration at this time.
 
Ayes: 12 - Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090926
Reducing appropriations in the Capital Improvements Fund in the amount of $256,419.53 and appropriating it to an account in the Capital Improvements Fund for a project in the First Council District.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090829
(Sub.)
Reducing two accounts in the total amount of $178,000 and appropriating it to two accounts in the Capital Improvements Fund for street resurfacing; reducing those accounts in the same amount and appropriating it to the General Fund for nuisance abatement in the 3rd and 6th Districts; authorizing the Director of Finance to transfer expenditures and encumbrances from the General Fund to the Capital Improvements Fund for this purpose.


Councilmember Sanders Brooks Move to Amend

Seconded by Councilmember Sharp
Ayes: 12 - Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0


Passed as Second Substitute as Amended

Ayes: 11 - Skaggs, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 1 - Ford

090868
(Sub.)
Reestimating prior year revenues in the amount of $7,202,095.45 in the Capital Improvements Fund; and reducing appropriations in the amount of $5,079,568.77 in certain projects in the Capital Improvements Fund in order to close projects.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 12 - Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090896
Estimating revenues in the Capital Improvements Fund and appropriating $1,411,200.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Capital Improvements Fund to the North Oak Trafficway Improvements from NE 96th Street to NE 111th Street.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090929
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Director of General Services to execute a five year contract with Pepsi-Cola General Bottlers, Inc., dba PepsiAmericas, for the exclusive pouring rights for certain City facilities and to provide beverage and food vending services in certain City facilities; and authorizing the Director of General Services to amend the contract without City Council approval; estimating revenue in the amount of $125,000.00; and establishing an effective date.


Passed As Second Substitute

Ayes: 12 - Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090897
Rezoning an area of approximately 2.7 acres generally located on the east side of Central Street between 125 and 500 feet south of W. 39th Street, and both sides of Wyandotte Street between 200 and 700 feet south of W. 39th Street from Districts R-4 and C-2 to District R-1b. (14008-P)


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090899
Approving an amendment to a previously approved development plan in District GP-3 on about 32 acres generally located at the southwest corner of Tiffany Springs Road and proposed N. Ambassador Drive for a 180,000 square foot commercial development. (6029-GP-23)


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090920
Authorizing the Acting Director of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department and Director of the Fire Department to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Jackson County, Missouri, to participate in the County's Drug Abatement Response Team (DART) Program; authorizing the Director of the Finance Department to accept funds in the amount of $41,000.00 from the Interdisciplinary Task Force Grant for this purpose; and directing the City Clerk to file the agreement with the appropriate offices.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Skaggs Move to Waive Charter Requirement
Move that the Charter Requirements for the reading of the ordinances on three separate occasions is waived for the ordinances on pages 6-7 of today's docket and that these ordinances be placed on the docket next week for third reading.
 
Ayes: 12 - Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090922
Estimating and appropriating revenue in the amount of $1,600,000.00 for the City’s automated red light photo enforcement service.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

090923
Reducing appropriations in the Workers Compensation Fund in the amount of $350,000.00 and transferring it to the Property Insurance Fund.


Add to Consent Docket

090898
Approving an amendment to a previously approved preliminary plan in District M-2a-p on a 1,656 acre tract of land generally located on the north side of Highway 210 and on both sides of E. 40th Street. (8121-P-29)


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

090919
Approving the plat of Beacon Hill Townhomes, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; vacating portions of streets and alleys; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1167B)


Add to Consent Docket

090915
Accepting and approving a twelve month, $285,000.00 contract amendment with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services that provides funding for the continued expansion of active surveillance through communicable disease liaison staff in local hospitals, assessing the ability of public health professionals to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the City’s communicable disease activities.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

090927
Estimating revenue in the amount of $453,200.00 in the KCMBU Police Grants Fund; transferring it to the Police Grants for the purchase of a Mobile Operational Sobriety Testing Vehicle.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

090924
Authorizing a First Amendment to Facility Repair and Maintenance Contract (Contract No. 07110417) for Project No. 62TENIMP at KCI with Gardner Construction Company, Inc., to increase the amount thereof to $8,000,000.00.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

090928
(Sub.)
Reestimating grant revenues in the amount of $3,101,752.00 and appropriating funds to the appropriate account in connection with sewer and stormwater projects in the Central Industrial District.


Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted
 
 Councilmember Skaggs Move to Waive Charter Requirement
Move that the Charter Requirements for the reading of the ordinances on three separate occasions is waived for the ordinances on first reading on pages 8-10 of today's docket and these ordinances be introduced as listed to the committee so designated.
 
Ayes: 12 - Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090934
Appropriating $117,250.00 from the Public Safety Sales Tax Fund to repair and maintain the City’s tornado outdoor warning sirens and to implement the national narrow banding spectrum mandated by the Federal government.


Referred to Finance and Audit Committee

090936
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Tenil Quinn v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, Case No. 0816-CV00216.


Referred to Finance and Audit Committee

090942
Authorizing acceptance of a $116,421.00 Fair Housing Assistance Program Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the purpose of investigating discrimination in housing and public accommodation complaints; and designating requisitioning authority.


Referred to Housing Committee

090941
Approving various projects recommended for approval by the Laidlaw Review Committee and approving the expenditure of funds from the Laidlaw Impact Fund Program account for various projects within the Marlborough East Neighborhood; reducing an appropriation in the General Fund by $72,300.00 in the Laidlaw Impact Fund Program account; appropriating it to various accounts in the General Fund; transferring $19,200.00 to the Public Mass Transportation Fund; authorizing a contract amendment with Kansas City Area Transportation Authority in the amount of $19,200.00; and designating requisitioning authority.


Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee

090945
Amending Ordinance No. 030581, approving the preliminary plat of Valley of Pine Grove, by repealing a provision prohibiting the roadway connection to the development to the east; requiring the Director of Public Works and Director of City Development to take enforcement action to require developer to complete certain interior street improvements; and providing for the removal of the barricades at N.E. 101st Street and N. Lawn Avenue.


Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee

090946
Approving the development plan submitted by the RW Redevelopment Corporation for the redevelopment of the two story historic OH Dean building located at the northeast corner of 37th Street and Main Street (3635 Main and parking lot); declaring the area included in such plan to be a blighted area and its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals and welfare; authorizing the Director of Finance to enter into a contract with the RW Redevelopment Corporation; and authorizing certain tax abatement for the area included in such plan. (678-S)


Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee

090947
Approving the Amended and Restated “353” Development Plan submitted by the Beacon Hill Redevelopment Corporation for the redevelopment of approximately a 94 acre tract of land generally bounded by 22nd Street on the north, Bruce R. Watkins Drive and The Paseo on the east, 27th Street and approximately 100 feet south of 27th Street at Troost Avenue on the south and Troost Avenue and approximately 150 feet west of Troost Avenue at 27th Street on the west; declaring the area included in such plan to be a blighted area and its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals and welfare; authorizing the Director of Finance to enter into a contract with the Beacon Hill Redevelopment Corporation; authorizing certain tax abatement within the plan area. (139-S-6)


Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee

090933
Accepting and approving a ten-month $41,000.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services that provides funding for the development and support of youth-based tobacco prevention initiatives; and increasing revenue and appropriations in the amount of $36,338.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund.


Referred to Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee

090937
Amending the 2005 Food Code of the City of Kansas City, Missouri by repealing Section 8-813.11, Fees, and enacting a new section of like name and subject matter to increase various fees such as permit fees, reinspection fees, plan review fees and late fees.


Referred to Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee

090935
Authorizing the Director of Water Services to execute Change Order 2 for $1,500,000.00 for Contract No. 09034, Citywide Asphalt and Concrete Repairs South of the Missouri River 2009-10, with Superior Bowen Asphalt Company, LLC for additional work; and authorizing the Director of Water Services Department to expend funds up to an additional $1,500,000.00 from funds previously appropriated; authorizing the Director of Finance to return unexpended appropriations to the appropriate account; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

090938
Accepting a Transform Missouri American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for approved sanitary sewer systems improvement projects; and estimating revenue in the amount of $3,000,000.00.


Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

090944
Reducing appropriations in the Capital Improvements Fund in the amount of $304,000.00 and appropriating it to various accounts in the Capital Improvements Fund for projects in the Fifth Council District.


Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
 
 Councilmember Riley Move To Introduce
Vote was taken for advancement but the vote failed. Ordinance was referred to Finance and Audit Committee
 
Ayes: 7 - Curls, Sanders Brooks, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 5 - Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Gottstein, Marcason

090949
Appropriating $125,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund to the Citywide Marketing account.


Referred to Finance and Audit Committee
 
 Councilmember Gottstein Move To Introduce

090950
Reducing the Contingent Appropriation in the General Fund by $10,000.00; appropriating it in the General Fund for the purpose of paying NASCO dues for the City of Kansas City for FY 2009-10; and designating requisitioning authority.


Referred to Finance and Audit Committee
 
MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS