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Last Published: 11/22/2016 10:45:37 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - SYLVESTER JAMES, JR.
Present:12 - SCOTT WAGNER, HEATHER HALL, TERESA LOAR, DAN FOWLER, QUINTON LUCAS, JERMAINE REED, KATHERYN SHIELDS, JOLIE JUSTUS, LEE BARNES JR., ALISSIA CANADY, SCOTT TAYLOR, KEVIN MCMANUS
 

160856
RESOLUTION - Honoring Kansas City’s founding father Francois Chouteau and Native Americans by designing and constructing the Francois Chouteau & Native American Heritage Fountain.


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

160858
RESOLUTION - Honoring “Veteran’s Day and the work of Veterans Community Project”.


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Hall, Wagner, James, Jr., McManus, Taylor, Canady, Barnes Jr., Justus, Shields, Reed, Lucas, Fowler, Loar
Nays: 0

160875
RESOLUTION - Honoring Dana Tippin Cutler for a career of integrity and service in the Kansas City community.


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

160862
RESOLUTION - Observing Veteran’s Day and honoring the brave soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who fought in the Korean War.


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

160863
RESOLUTION - Celebrating a 23 year relationship with the Port Harcourt, Sister City Committee.


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

160864
RESOLUTION - Celebrating Sister Cities International 60th Anniversary.


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

160866
RESOLUTION - Honoring the Greenway Fields neighborhood on its upcoming 100th anniversary.


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

160867
RESOLUTION - Celebrating the 241st birthday of the United States Marine Corps on November 10, 2016.


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

160860
COMMUNICATION - Notice of lntent to Accept the Industrial Development Contract proposal submitted by West Bottom Flats, LLC for redevelopment of the West Bottom Flats Project in the Central Industrial District PIEA Area.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
 
 Councilmember Wagner (Second by Reed) Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I move that the Charter requirement for reading of ordinances on three separate days be waived for the ordinances on today’s docket listed as “Committee Advances” and that these ordinances be advanced for final reading and consideration at this time.
 
Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

160823
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 2, Article IX, Division 5, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Workers’ Compensation” to provide for supervision of the City’s workers’ compensation program by a new Workers’ Compensation Board composed of the City appointees to the Healthcare Trust or any successor organization.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

160838
RESOLUTION - Establishing the City’s priorities and positions on matters that may come before the 115th United States Congress, 1st Session, in 2017.


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

160839
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Establishing the City of Kansas City’s major legislative priorities for the 2017 session of the Missouri General Assembly.


Adopted as Substituted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

160840
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Establishing the City of Kansas City’s positions on matters that may arise during the 2017 session of the Missouri General Assembly.


Adopted as Substituted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

160804
RESOLUTION - Expressing solidarity with the opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline construction and directing the City Clerk to forward copies of this resolution to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council, the City’s U.S. Congressional delegation and President Barack Obama.


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

160844
Approving the plat of Highland Ridge – First Plat, an addition in Clay County, Missouri, on approximately 24.93 acres generally located on the east side of N. Mersington Avenue, between N.E. 88th Terrace on the north and N.E. Barry Road on the south, creating 34 lots for the purpose of building single family homes; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; authorizing the Director of City Planning and Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1334H)


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

160846
Approving the plat of Mylan Plat, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri, on approximately 1.49 acres generally located on the east and west sides of Walnut Street south of 20th Street; creating two lots for commercial purposes; vacating a portion of alley right-of-way and retaining an easement; authorizing the Director of City Planning and Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1490B)


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

160851
Approving the plat of Benson Place Village – First Plat, an addition in Clay County, Missouri, on approximately 11.85 acres generally located on the east side of N. Eastern Avenue, and south sides of N.E. 101st Street, creating 34 lots for the purpose of building single family homes; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; authorizing the Director of City Planning and Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD0934W)


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Wagner (Second by Reed) Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I move that the Charter requirement for reading of ordinances on three separate days be waived for the ordinances on today’s docket listed as “Second Readings” and that they be placed on the docket next week for final reading.
 
Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

160848
Declaring certain real property generally located at 1423 Kansas Avenue and 1416 Agnes Avenue, surplus to the City's needs; and authorizing the Director of General Services to offer the sale of the City’s interest in this real property in accord with City regulations, to later convey it, and execute related documents to complete the transfer of the real property; and directing the City Clerk to record this Ordinance with the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Jackson County, Missouri.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

160855
(Sub.)
Estimating revenue and appropriating the sum of $20,000.00 in the Water Working Capital Fund; authorizing expenditures of $192,750.00 to purchase a CNG truck; and designating requisitioning authority.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

160845
Estimating and appropriating $23,300.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund; accepting and approving a $23,300.00 grant from REACH Healthcare Foundation to provide Health Insurance Marketplace outreach and enrollment activities during the open enrollment period for Ryan White Care Act clients in the metropolitan Kansas City area; and designating requisitioning authority.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

160842
Rezoning an area of approximately 1.9 acres generally located south of W. 83rd Street, west of Ward Parkway and east of State Line Road from District R-0.5 to District O-4 and approving a development plan to allow an existing office building to remain. (8015-P-30 and 8015-P-31).


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

160849
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Director of Parks and Recreation Department to enter into a cooperative agreement with Platte County and directing the Director to pursue all appropriate funding options for the purposes of funding the City’s share of the Tiffany Hills Park and Platte Purchase Park Improvements.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

160852
Authorizing the amendment of bond documents relating to the taxable industrial bonds previously issued by the City to finance an office industry consisting of a national headquarters project located at the corner of Ward Parkway and Wornall Road as described in the Industrial Development Plan for Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. in order to separate such bonds into two subseries, one for each phase of the project; and authorizing and approving certain other documents.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

160853
Amending a previously approved development plan in District R-2.5 to permit changes to building design and materials, landscaping and recreational amenities for Phase I of Country Creek Townhomes, a 110-unit townhome development, generally located on the west side of Pryor Road, north of Bannister Road. (9619-P-10)


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

160850
Amending Chapter 2, Article IV of the Code of Ordinances, by enacting a new Section 2-115, “Open Meetings and Records,” which codifies the City’s open meetings and records policy and designates a sole custodian of records.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar
 
 Councilmember Wagner (Second by Taylor) Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I move that the Charter requirement for reading ordinances on three separate days be waived for the ordinances on today’s docket listed as “First Readings” and that these ordinances be introduced as listed to the committee so designated.
 
Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

160857
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Connie Patton and Roy Stanley v. Bret Johnson and the City of Kansas City, Missouri, Case No. 1516-CV18758.


Referred to Finance and Governance Committee

160861
Calling an election on April 4, 2017, for the purpose of enacting a one-eighth cent economic development sales tax for 30 years as proposed by an initiative petition; enacting the sales tax contingent upon voter approval; directing the City Clerk to provide notice of the election; directing the City Clerk to provide notice to the Director of Revenue if the sales tax question is passed by the voters; and recognizing an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Finance and Governance Committee

160868
Appropriating $1,675,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Convention and Tourism Fund to the capital maintenance budget for the Department of Convention and Entertainment Facilities; and designating requisitioning authority.


Referred to Finance and Governance Committee

160876
Enacting a new Section 68.449, Code of Ordinances, entitled Sales tax (2019) to extend for 20 years the City’s current 1% sales tax used for capital improvements and to codify dedication of 35% of the available annual sales tax receipts for neighborhood conservation, maintenance and improvements divided equally among Council districts and 65% of the available annual sales tax receipts for capital maintenance, pursuant to Sections 94.500 through 94.550; reaffirming the role of the Public Improvements Advisory Committee; providing for submission of this ordinance to the qualified voters of the City for their approval at a special election called for Tuesday, April 4, 2017; authorizing and directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of this election; authorizing and directing the City Clerk to notify the Missouri Director of Revenue if the proposal is approved by the voters; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Referred to F & G and T & I Joint Committee

160877
Calling an election on April 4, 2017, for the purpose of authorizing the issuance of an amount not to exceed $800,000,000.00 in General Obligation Bonds; directing the City Clerk to provide notice of the election; declaring the City’s intention to reimburse itself from bond proceeds for bond related expenditures; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Referred to F & G and T & I Joint Committee

160883
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 2-1990, Debt policy, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter.


Referred to Finance and Governance Committee

160884
Establishing the Series 2017B Bond Fund; estimating and appropriating bond proceeds in the amount of $6,647,937.00; declaring the City’s intent to reimburse itself for certain expenditures; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Finance and Governance Committee

160859
Estimating and appropriating $10,000.00 to the Governmental Grants Fund; accepting and approving a $10,000.00 Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge (The Challenge) seed award from the American Public Health Association to create measurable health outcomes leading to healthier and more equitable communities in Kansas City; and designating requisitioning authority


Referred to Neighborhoods and Public Safety Committee

160874
Estimating revenue and appropriating $25,000.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund; approving a $25,000.00 contract with Children’s Mercy Hospital wherein Children’s Mercy provides funding for a web-based, comprehensive care coordination and referral system; and designating requisitioning authority.


Referred to Neighborhoods and Public Safety Committee

160865
Amending the Major Street Plan by changing the typology for East 63rd Street between Troost Avenue on the east and Baltimore Avenue on the west from Thoroughfare to Established Arterial; and West 63rd Street between Baltimore Avenue on the east and Brookside Boulevard on the west from Activity Street to Established Arterial. (175-S-34)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

160869
Approving the plat of Arbor Mist Townhomes – Third Plat, an addition in Clay County, Missouri, on approximately 6.02 acres generally located at the southwest corner of N.E. 47th Street and N. Corrington Avenue, extending N.E. 46th Terrace eastwards to N. Randolph, creating 2 lots to allow for eighteen, four-plex townhomes (72 units); accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; authorizing the Director of City Planning and Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1331B)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

160870
Approving the plat of Roanoke Plaza Addition, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri, on approximately 1 acre on two parcels generally located at the northeast corner of Holly Street and W. 45th Street and at the southwest corner of Jarboe Street and W. 45th Street, for the purpose of replatting the existing Roanoke Condominium Plat into 2 lots for 42 existing multi-family residential units; authorizing the Director of City Planning and Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1337B)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

160871
Approving the plat of Woodneath Farms, The Links – Fourth Plat, an addition in Clay County, Missouri, on approximately 22.56 acres generally located south of N.E. 89th Terrace and west of N. Lewis Avenue, creating 58 lots and 2 tracts for the purpose of building 58 single family homes; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; authorizing the Director of City Planning and Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD0780U)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

160881
Amending a previously approved preliminary development plan in District M2-3, previously known as District GP-1 (General Industry) on approximately 70.25 acres generally located at the southeast quadrant of N Congress Avenue and NW 112th Street to allow for additional vehicular parking. (13556-P-5)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

160882
Amending a previously approved development plan (also serving as a preliminary plat) in District M2-3 on approximately 71.4 acres generally located at the southeast corner of N.W. 108th Street and N. Congress Avenue to allow construction of a warehousing, wholesaling, and freight movement facility. (13886-P-7)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

160885
Approving an amendment to a previously approved Chapter 80 preliminary development plan in Districts B2-2 and B3-3 on approximately 30 acres generally located south of N.W. 64th Street on both sides of N. Chatham Avenue to allow for a revised commercial development plan on the portion of the property zoned B3-3. (7588-P-47)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

160886
Rezoning an approximately 8 acre tract of land generally located southeast of N.W. 64th Street and N. Chatham Avenue from District B2-2 to District B3-3. (7588-P-49)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

160872
Authorizing a First Amendment to Lease Agreement at the Charles B. Wheeler Airport between Hangar 14, LLC, and the City of Kansas City, Missouri.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

160873
Amending Chapter 70, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 70-642, Vehicles and property subject to impoundment, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter that allows vehicles with certain license plates or placards for physically disabled persons to remain parked in the same place on the streets continuously for 120 hours without impoundment.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

160878
Authorizing the Manager of Procurement Services to execute a $1,800,000.00 contract with BYD Motors, Inc., for four battery electric transit buses at Kansas City International Airport.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

160879
Estimating revenue in the amount of $5,500,000.00 in the Capital Improvements Sales Tax Fund; appropriating that amount to the Old Tiffany Springs Road Improvements account; authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into a Redevelopment Agreement with the Tax Increment Financing Commission for roadway improvements along Old Tiffany Springs Road from North Congress Avenue to NW Skyview Avenue; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

160880
Authorizing a Third Amendment to the Lease Agreement at the Charles B. Wheeler Airport between Atlantic Aviation Kansas City, LLC and the City of Kansas City, Missouri.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

160887
RESOLUTION - Honoring Michael Roper on his retirement after 17 years of dedicated service to the City of Kansas City, Missouri.


Councilmember Justus (Second by Shields) Move to Advance

Seconded by Councilmember Shields
Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Wagner Move To Introduce

160888
Amending Ordinance No. 160654 to increase the amount of the City’s partial monetary consideration for the purchase of certain parcels of real estate within the 18th and Vine District to $485,275.00.


Referred to Finance and Governance Committee
 
 Councilmember Wagner (Second by Reed) Move To Introduce
 
Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

160889
Authorizing an increase in the compensation of the City Clerk, Marilyn Sanders.


Councilmember Wagner (Second by Reed) Move to Advance

Seconded by Councilmember Reed
Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
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