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Last Published: 9/15/2005 1:41:04 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - CHARLES EDDY
Present:2 - ALVIN BROOKS, BILL SKAGGS
Excused:1 - TERRY RILEY
 

051072
Authorizing a $1,297,056.62 contract with Kingston Environmental Services, Inc., for Block 138 Empire Theater Remediation within the KC Live Entertainment District; authorizing the City Manager to expend up to $1,507,056.62 from funds previously appropriated for the contract; and designating requisitioning authority.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Ralph Davis, CIMO, explained that the ordinance was for a contract with block 138 Empire Theater Remediation. It was determined that in addition to the improvements that were previously statement the Empire Theater would also need a new roof and there would be additional street and parking improvements. The projects ate progressing well and everyone is excited about what these improvements will mean for the City.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs
Nays: 0

051073
Authorizing a $50,000.00 Change Order No. 9 increase with Larrison Construction, Inc. for additional construction work for Fire Station No. 43 and No. 45 renovation project; authorizing the City Manager to expend $50,000.00 for the project; and authorizing the Director of Finance to return unexpended appropriations to the appropriate account.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
A Representative from the Finance Department, stated that this ordinance would allow the increase in the contract for construction services that would be provided by Larrison Construction, Inc. for the Fire Station No. 43 and renovation to No. 45.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs
Nays: 0

051079
Authorizing an $8,000.00 First Amendment to Agreement No. 030160 with TapanAm Associates, Inc. for Phase IA Additional Engineering Design Services for Project No. 89005497 Frost Rd Bridge over Small Creek; Project No. 89005501 Ozark Rd Bridge over Small Creek; and Project No. 89005503 Raytown Rd Bridge over Small Creek, all in Jackson County, Missouri, Council District No. 5.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Ralph Davis, CIMO, testified the this ordinance was for the 1st amendment to a agreement #030160 with TapanAm Associates, Inc. This agreement and the amendment would allow the construction or renovation of several bridges that are over Small Creek in the 5th Council District. One of the bridges is considered an historic site and there will be special attention to preserve the historic feel of that bridge and to record photograghs and information regarding that bridge.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs
Nays: 0

051081
(Sub.)
Accepting and approving a $20,000.00 grant from SBC for a pilot Community Technology Center to be established at the Gregg-Klice Community Center; estimating revenue; appropriating $20,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
A representative from the Finance Department, stated that the ordinance would allow the improvements to a community technology center at Gregg-Klice Community Center. The center has already been a tremendous asset to the community by providing a place for on-line job search and most recently help to provide a place for evacuees of the Katrina Hurricane to locate relatives, housing and aid.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs
Nays: 0

051083
Authorizing a $698,000.00 increase in the contingency amount for a contract with Beemer Construction Company, Inc., for additional work in connection with replacement of utilities in the vicinity of 14th and Walnut; and authorizing the City Manager to expend an additional sum not to exceed $698,000.00 for the project.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Ralph Davis,CIMO, said that the ordinance was to allow the increase of the contingency amount of the contract with Beemer Construction Company, Inc. There is additional work in connection with the replacement of utilities in the area of 14th and Walnut. Councilman Brooks asked about the WBE requirement for this project. Councilman Eddy stated that he believe that the goals of 9% and 13% had been met.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs
Nays: 0

051089
Authorizing $51,247.63 Fifth Amendment to Agreement No. 981241 with Cook, Flatt & Strobel Engineers, P.A. for additional design services in connection with the Longview Roadway Improvements and authorizing the City Manager to expend $51,247.63 for the amendment.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Ralph Davis,CIMO,testified regarding the 5th amendment to an agreement with Cook Glatt & Strobel Engineers, PA for additional design sevices in connection with the Longview Roadway improvements. The improvements include replacement of water mains ans surveys for utilities. He added that the WBE/MBE goals were approved by Human Ralations.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs
Nays: 0

051090
Establishing Fund No. 8650, Special Facilities Fund; estimating revenue in the amount of $41,294,188.00 in Fund No. 8650 and appropriating it; estimating and appropriating revenue in the amount of $842,028.00 in Fund No. 5230, the City Equipment Lease Debt Fund, for debt service payments; designating requisitioning authority; authorizing the Director of Finance to close accounts upon project completion,; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Dan Grandcolas, Finance Department, said that bonds had already been sold to generate fund for the improvements to the MCI Overhaul Base that is leased to American Airlines.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs
Nays: 0

040521
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 62, Code of General Ordinances of Kansas City, Missouri, by repealing Sections 62-48, 62-49, 62-53, 62-54 and 62-55 and enacting in lieu thereof new Sections 62-48, 62-49 and 62-53, expanding prohibited practices to include refuse or recycling containers remaining on a curb or right of way for more than 24 hours and establishing penalties for violations of article I and II .


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/14/2005)"
There was no discussion on the ordinance. It was held until 9/14/2005.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs
Nays: 0

050953
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on November 8, 2005, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City by repealing its current twenty articles and enacting thirteen new articles to be known as the Charter of the City of Kansas City, to reflect the home rule authority granted by the Missouri Constitution; to adopt the Missouri general municipal election day, to require elected officials be residents of the City immediately prior to their election; authorize the delegation of duties among City departments; to authorize the establishment of new park districts; to re-establish the Internal Auditor as an appointee of the City Manager; to accelerate the adoption of ordinances by requiring two rather than three readings; to require the establishment of debt and economic incentive policies; require decennial review of the Charter; to authorize the Council to impose payments in lieu of taxes on enterprise departments of the City not to exceed 10% of the department’s gross revenues; and provide for other municipal purposes; fixing the dates when the amendments shall take effect; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/14/2005)"
There was general discussion regarding the charter changes ordinances 050953 and 050992. There was no public testimony. The City Attorney advised the committee regarding the language that would authorize the sale of public park property. There is some question on whether that park land should be 1-5 acres of land and whether it should go before the voters. Councilman Brooks asked about the age of judges issue. Councilman Eddy said that that issue may be stricken from the changes. Councilman Brooks also asked about the presents of the City Manager being required at Council sessions. Councilman Eddy said that he thought that the language was to strong. He suggested that it should read, "shall attend" vs. "is required to attend". He agreed to have a discussion with the City Manager regarding his attendance to Council Sessions. Councilman Eddy stated that the term limit issue should also be a separate ballot questions, it would exclude the current Council and Mayor. The suggested language would be from 2 to 3 terms. The issue of the auditor was discussed and the recommendation was to have the auditor and assistant to appear before the committee next week. There was additional discussion regarding the review by City Attorney of petition. That issue was table until the next meeting. It was suggested that a sample of the ballot language and its appearance for each of the county be presented to the committee at the next committee session.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs
Nays: 0

050992
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on November 8, 2005, three questions amending the Charter of Kansas City to extend term limits applicable to future Mayors and Councils from two to three consecutive terms, permitting recall of an official only when proponents of the recall identify specific reasons for the recall and requiring a majority vote to replace a recalled official, and increasing the mandatory retirement age of Municipal Judges from 65 to 70 years of age; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/14/2005)"
This item was held until 9-14-05 and there was a hand-out from the City Attorney a sample of proposed ballot language.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs
Nays: 0

051019
Amending Chapter 70 of the Code of Ordinances by repealing Section 70-602 and enacting in its place a new section make provision for disabled parking spaces for overheight vehicles.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/14/2005)"
There was no discussion on the ordinance. It was held until 9/14/2005.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs
Nays: 0

051056
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into a First Amendment contract with Deffenbaugh Industries and authorizing the Director of Public Works to expend an additional $336,285.00 from previously appropriated funds.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Michael Shaw, Manager of Solid Waste Division, testified that the ordinance before the committee would allow for weekly curbside recycliing thru Deffenbaugh Industries. Formerly the recycling happen bi-weekly.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs
Nays: 0

051057
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into a contract with Missouri Organic Recycling to provide grinding, hauling and management of the leaves and brush drop-off sites.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/14/2005)"
There was no discussion on the ordinance. It was held until 9/14/2005.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs
Nays: 0

051058
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Deffenbaugh Industries, Inc., with options to extend the agreement for up to four additional one-year periods and authorizing the Director of Public Works to expend $2,202,024.00 in previously appropriated funds.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/14/2005)"
There was no discussion on the ordinance. It was held until 9/14/2005.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs
Nays: 0