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Last Published: 4/11/2012 4:33:17 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - RUSS JOHNSON
Present:3 - DICK DAVIS, JERMAINE REED, MELBA CURLS
 
 
 Aviation

110827
Authorizing an agreement with Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. for improvements to the Rent-A-Car Facility at Kansas City International Airport; authorizing the Director of Aviation to expend approximately $519,300.00; and recognizing an emergency.


TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Mark VanLoh, Aviation, stated that this agreement will provide designs professional services to provide final engineering and architectural designs and prepare construction contract documents for bidding and services during construction for improvements to the rental car facility at KCI. The MBE/WBE plan has been approved by the Human Resources Department with a 7% MBE and 9% WBE participation. Mr. VanLoh was asked what improvements were needed. He stated that there were some design and construction issues when the facility was built and this will solve all of those issues. Phil Muncie, Aviation, answered questions from the committee regarding the construction budget and funding source; stating that the construction budget is about $2,000,000 and it will come out of the rental facility charges and a settlement. There was no public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Johnson, Davis, Reed, Curls
Nays: 0

110839
Authorizing an agreement with Landrum and Brown, Inc. for New Terminal Advance Planning at Kansas City International Airport; authorizing the Director of Aviation to expend approximately $4,923,000.00 and recognizing an emergency.


TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Mark VanLoh, Aviation,testified that in December, 2008 the City Council approved a master plan for KCI which showed the construction of a new terminal facility, roadways and aprons and the collection system. The Aviation Department received a grant from the Federal Government to begin the advanced terminal design study. Mr. VanLoh stated that no city tax dollars will be used to fund building the new facility. Funding will come from federal funds, the airlines, the users and by the Aviation Department. Mr. VanLoh answered questions from the committee regarding a timeline. This study will take sixteen to eighteen months and will be sent to the FAA which will seek approval and then the process of selecting an architect will begin. Thre was no public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Johnson, Davis, Reed, Curls
Nays: 0

110845
Authorizing execution of a $60,728,183.00 contract between Kansas City, Missouri and Standard Parking at Kansas City International Airport for parking services management.


TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Mark VanLoh, Aviation Department, testified that this agreement with Standard Parking will replace an exising agreement that expires later this month. It is a multi-year agreement that runs all of the parking at KCI. There was no public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Johnson, Davis, Reed, Curls
Nays: 0
 
 Public Works

110829
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute an Encroachment Agreement with Magellan Pipeline Company; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents.


TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Sherri McIntyre, Public Works, testified that this is an encroachment agreement that will allow for building a roadway project over the top of the Magellan pipeline. There was no public testimony.
Ayes: 3 - Johnson, Davis, Curls
Nays: 0

110851
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute a contract with Central Parking Services to provide the management and operation of various City-owned parking facilities; and recognizing an emergency.


TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Sherri McIntyre, Public Works, testified that this an agreement with Central Parking Services to provide management and operation of city-owned parking garages. Bruce Campbell, Parking Division, stated this parking company is going to manage four parking facilities. He stated that the goal is to consolidate the operation of the city-owned garages. Mr. Campbell answered questions from the committee regarding the companies currently operating the parking garages and the progress on the arts district parking garage. Eric Bosch, Capital Projects, answered questions regarding what is needed to be done to finish the project. There was no public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Johnson, Davis, Reed, Curls
Nays: 0
 
 Neighborhood and Community Services

110830
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 76, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 76-32, Definitions, 76-266, Prohibited acts, and 76-268, Equipment regulations for pedicabs, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter which will prohibit individuals from possessing open containers of alcohol while they are in or on a pedicab and will allow for the operation of multi-passenger human powered vehicles without seatbelts in the city of Kansas City, Missouri.


PUBLIC SAFETY & EMERGENCY SERVICES COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (11/17/2011)"
Gary Majors, Regulated Industries, stated that the Council passed an ordinance a couple of years ago that allowed pedicabs and part of the ordinance required certain safety equipment to be part of the pedicabs. There is a different type of pedicab wants to operate in Kansas City and is called a pedi-hopper which is a multi-passenger pedicab. This ordinance would modify the previous ordinance by requiring that there must be a seatbelt in use for a passenger on a pedicab unless the vehicle is a multi-passenger human powered vehicle which is driven by the passengers while the steering and braking is controlled by the driver. Mr. Majors passed around a picture of a pedi-hopper in operation. Councilman Johnson commented that in the picture the name on the vehicle is pedal pub and they are all sitting around a bar like feature. He noted that the people appeared to be drinking alcoholic beverages. Mr. Majors stated that he wouldn't be in favor of it and would need a moving liquor license. He stated that the vehicle in Kansas City is different. Councilman Johnson inquired about this needing a liquor license. Mr. Majors stated that in order to obtain a liquor license there has to be a structure with XY coordinates and this does not. Mr. Majors answered questions from the committee regarding when and where these pedi-hoppers will be used. Councilman Johnson expressed concern that the consumption of alcohol on the pedi-hopper. The ordinance will be held for one week in order to get more information about safety issues for passengers. No public testimony.
 
 Water Services

110837
Authorizing the Director of Water Services to expend the sum of $10,700,490.00 for the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Turkey Creek Flood Damage Reduction Project, subject to future appropriations; and recognizing an emergency.


TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Jim Mellem, Water Services, testified that this ordinance authorizes appropriations for Kansas City's share of the cost for the Turkey Creek Flood Damage Reduction Project. The project is expected to be completed in 2016. Linda Hoffman, Water Services, answered questions from the committee regarding past and future appropriations for the project. The project funding source is from the citywide PIAC fund. Patrick Klein, Capital Projects, answered questions from the committee regarding funding from the citywide PIAC fund. When the project is completed, the flooding problems in the Southwest Boulevard area will be minimized. There was no public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Johnson, Davis, Reed, Curls
Nays: 0
 
 Staff will present an update on the East Patrol/Crime Lab Project. Patrick Klein, Capital Projects, stated that the project is in three components; the East Patrol station, the crime lab and the evidence storage facility. The project team is in the first phase of the three phase process . Phase two will be further design and construction documents and phase three will be construction. It is estimated that the project cost will be roughly 60 million dollars in total. Currently, they are going through the process of land acquisition and appraisals. The highest of three independent appraisals will be offered to property owners and an additional 25% will be offered to people who own and are living in the home or 50% to those whose homes have been occupied by the family for 50 years or more. There is an agreement with the Department of Housing and Urban Development which will provide a larger relocation package. Mr. Klein stated that phase one of the project will be completed by the end of this year. The design efforts have started. This project is a multi-departmental collaboration and construction is expected to start in 2013 through 2014 and an opening in 2014. An informational packet that is being given to interested citizens was distributed to the committee. Mr. Klein stated that his team if holding office hours, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., every Thursday at a church onsight. They are meeting to answer questions from property owners and last week they had a Section 3 workshop which went really well. Mr. Klein stated that they will hold those office hours until people stop coming. Staff answered questions from the committee regarding LEEDS certification.
 
 There may be a general discussion regarding current Transportation and Infrastructure issues. None
 
 Pursuant to the following subsections 610.021 of the Revised Statues of Missouri, there may be a closed session to discuss: Legal matters, litigation or privileged communication with attorneys, pursuant subsection 1; Real Estate, pursuant to subsection 2; Personnel, pursuant to subsection 3 & 13; Sealed bids or proposals, pursuant to subsection 12 No closed session.
 
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