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Last Published: 9/24/2009 4:13:01 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - RUSS JOHNSON
Present:4 - MELBA CURLS, TERRY RILEY, JAN MARCASON, BILL SKAGGS
 
 
 Stan Harris - Public Works

090417
Reducing the appropriation in an account in the Capital Improvements Fund by $456,000.00; appropriating that amount to the Traffic Signal and Intersection Improvements at 107th and Blue Ridge Boulevard account; authorizing a $561,202.48 contract with Leath and Sons, Inc., for Project Nos. 89004421 and 80001157 - Traffic Signal and Intersection Improvements at 107th and Blue Ridge Boulevard; authorizing the City Manager to amend and increase this contract by up to $84,180.37 without further City Council approval; and authorizing the City Manager to expend $645,382.85 for the contract. 


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Stan Harris, Public Works, explained the purpose of this ordinance and answered questions from the committee. Chad Thompson, CIMO, answered questions from the Committee regarding transfer of funds between accounts. No public testimony. This ordinance will authorize execution of a Construction Contract and will authorize/appropriate funds.
Ayes: 5 - Johnson, Curls, Riley, Marcason, Skaggs
Nays: 0

090422
Amending Ordinance No. 070421, which authorized continued negotiations and the filing of a petition in condemnation on properties needed for public use on N. Brighton Avenue between N.E. Vivion Road and N.E. 58th Street to accurately reflect which properties were taken by condemnation; and directing the City Clerk to record this ordinance with the Recorder of Deeds in Clay County, Missouri.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Theodore Anderson, Law Department, explained the purpose of this ordinance and answered questions from the committee. Stan Harris, Public Works, answered questions from the committee concerning the project. Chad Thompson, Capital Improvements Management Office, answered questions from the committee regarding land acquisition. No public testimony. This ordinance will amend the condemnation ordinance to make it clear we did not condemn the CVS property, which included Tracts 3 and 5 of the previous ordinance, thereby removing a cloud on the CVS title.
Ayes: 5 - Johnson, Curls, Riley, Marcason, Skaggs
Nays: 0

090428
Authorizing a $25,000.00 Amendment No. 4 to an agreement with TranSystems Corporation for Project No. 89001236 - NW 64th-68th Street (Gower) Connector; and authorizing the City Manager to expend $25,000.00 from previously appropriated funds for the project.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Stan Harris, Public Works, testified on behalf of this ordinance. Chad Thompson, Capital Improvements Management Office, was available to answer questions from the committee. No public testimony. This ordinance authorizes a $25,000.00 Amendment No. 4 to an Agreement with TranSystems Corporation for Project No. 89001236 - NW 64th-68th Street (Gower) Connector; and authorizes the City Manager to expend $25,000.00 from previously appropriated funds for the project.
Ayes: 5 - Johnson, Curls, Riley, Marcason, Skaggs
Nays: 0

090445
Authorizing reconstruction of sidewalks, curbs, driveway entrances, and appurtenances along various streets Citywide; reducing and appropriating $1,250,526.56 from the Revolving Public Improvement Fund; authorizing the Director of Public Works to expend $1,250,526.56 for the projects; and authorizing assessment of the costs against the properties benefited.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Stan Harris, Public Works, explained the purpose of this ordinance. Jeff Martin, Public Works, answered questions from the committee. No public testimony. This ordinance authorize and appropriate funds for sidewalk assessments .
Ayes: 5 - Johnson, Curls, Riley, Marcason, Skaggs
Nays: 0

090458
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into and execute an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2008-2009 contract with Custom Lighting Services, LLC. in an amount not to exceed $800,000.00; authorizing a $4,250,000.00 one-year agreement renewal for Fiscal Year 2009-10 with Custom Lighting Services, LLC, for streetlight repair and maintenance in all Council Districts; estimating and appropriating revenue in the amount of $500,000.00 in the Motor Fuel Tax Fund; authorizing the Director of Public Works to expend $4,250,000.00 for the project; authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute change orders; and recognizing an emergency.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Stan Harris, Public Works, explained the purpose of this ordinance and answered questions from the committee. Mat Paget, Public Works, answered questions from the committee concerning estimated revenues from reimbursable services. Councilman Johnson recommended that this ordinance be held until he obtained information from the budget office regarding revenues from reimbursable services. Troy Schulte, Budget Office, answered questions from the committee concerning how revenues for reimbursable services are collected and appropriated. No public testimony. This ordinance will authorize the Director of Public Works to execute an additional one-year renewal option of the maintenance and repair services contract for City owned streetlights, and to increase current years contract.
Ayes: 5 - Johnson, Curls, Riley, Marcason, Skaggs
Nays: 0

090459
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute a $3,920,119.30 contract with Superior Bowen Asphalt Company LLC., for the resurfacing of various streets; authorizing the expenditure of funds in the amount of $3,920,119.30; transferring $3,920,119.30 from the street preservation contingency account to project 89020118 for the contract; transferring $200,000.00 from street preservation contingency to project 89020118 to cover direct costs; authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute change orders upon the City Manager’s approval; and recognizing an emergency.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Stank Harris, Public Works, and Jeff Martin, Public Works, testified on behalf of this ordinance and answered questions from the committee. No public testimony. This ordinance will authorize execution of a Construction Contract and to authorize/appropriate funds.
Ayes: 5 - Johnson, Curls, Riley, Marcason, Skaggs
Nays: 0

090460
Estimating revenue in the amount of $115,000.00 in the Capital Improvements Fund; appropriating $115,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance to the UMKC Sidewalk Improvement account; and designating requisitioning authority.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Stan Harris, Public Works testified on behalf of this ordinance. No public testimony. This ordinance will estimate and appropriate revenue to repair sidewalks, curbs, and driveways in the UMKC area.
Ayes: 5 - Johnson, Curls, Riley, Marcason, Skaggs
Nays: 0
 
 Mark McHenry - Parks and Recreation

090434
Estimating and appropriating $775,000.00 in the Capital Improvements Fund for the Shoal Creek TIF for the design of Shoal Creek Parkway from N.E. 96th Street to N. Brighton Avenue.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Mark McHenry, Parks and Recreation, and Steve Abbott, Parks and Recreation, testified on behalf of this ordinance and answered questions from the committee. No public testimony. This ordinance will estimate revenues and appropriate funds for the Shoal Creek TIF Plan, and will authorize the Director of Parks and Recreation to expend the funds for the design of Shoal Creek Parkway from NE 96th Street to North Brighton Avenue.
Ayes: 5 - Johnson, Curls, Riley, Marcason, Skaggs
Nays: 0
 
 Mark VanLoh - Aviation

090438
(Sub.)
Authorizing a $6,924,453.50 contract with Interstate Improvement, Inc., for Project No. 62090344 – Airfield Pavement Repairs – Phase 2; authorizing the Director of Aviation to amend and increase this contract by up to $692,446.00; authorizing the Director of Aviation to expend $7,616,899.50 for the contract; estimating revenue in the General Improvement Airport Construction Fund; appropriating the sum of $7,616,899.50; and partially funding the project with an ARRA grant.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS SECOND COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Phil Muncy, Aviation, explained the purpose of the ordinance and answered questions from the committee. No public testimony. This ordinance will approve a Contract for #62090344 - Airfield Pavement Repairs- Phase 2 at Kansas City International Airport and appropriate funds.
Ayes: 5 - Johnson, Curls, Riley, Marcason, Skaggs
Nays: 0

090439
(Sub.)
Authorizing a $465,644.00 Amendment No. 2 to an agreement with Burns and McDonnell for Contract No. 62080330, Project 62090344 – Airfield Pavement Repairs, Phase 2; authorizing the Director of Aviation to expend $512,208.00 for the contract; estimating revenue in the General Improvement Airport Construction Fund; appropriating funds in the amount of $512,208.00; and partially funding the project with an ARRA grant.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Phil Muncy, Aviation, explained the purpose of this ordinance. No public testimony. This ordinance will authorize execution of Amendment 2 to the Design Professional agreement.
Ayes: 5 - Johnson, Curls, Riley, Marcason, Skaggs
Nays: 0

090440
Authorizing a $1,199,407.00 Amendment No. 1 to an agreement with HNTB Corporation for Project No. 62090340 – Runway 1/19 Safety Area Construction; and authorizing the Director of Aviation to expend $1,319,348.00 for the contract.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Phil Muncy, Aviation, explained the purpose of this ordinance and answered questions from the committee. No public testimony. This ordinance will authorize execution of Amendment 1 to the Design Professional agreement.
Ayes: 5 - Johnson, Curls, Riley, Marcason, Skaggs
Nays: 0
 
 Councilwoman Curls

090461
RESOLUTION - Approving and adopting the City of Kansas City, Missouri’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy required for the United States Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program; and directing the City Manager to submit the strategy together with the City’s application for formula grant funding and to implement the strategy.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "BE ADOPTED"
Councilwoman Melba Curls explained the purpose of this resolution. Dennis Murphey, Environmental Management, testified on behalf of this resolution and answered questions from the committee. No public testimony. This resolution is declaring the City Council's intent to adopt an energy efficiency & conservation strategy based upon the City's Climate Protection Plan to promote actions in municipal operations, citywide, & throughout the metro area to reduce fossil fuel emissions, reduce total energy use, & improve energy efficiency in the transportation sector, building sector, & other sectors of energy use. This will satisfy a federal requirement for the City to apply for $4,823,200 in federal Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) formula grant funding. Also directing the City Manager to submit the strategy with the application for the City's EECBG formula grant and implement the strategy.
Ayes: 5 - Johnson, Curls, Riley, Marcason, Skaggs
Nays: 0
 
 Councilman Skaggs

090465
Reducing an appropriation in the Capital Improvements Fund in the amount of $315,000.00 and appropriating it to accounts in the Capital Improvements Fund for trail projects in the First Council District.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Patrick Klien, Budget Office, explained the purpose of this ordinance. No public testimony. This ordinance will appropriate funds for Shoal Creek and San Rafael Trails.
Ayes: 4 - Johnson, Curls, Marcason, Skaggs
Nays: 0
 
 Tom Coyle - City Planning and Development

090467
(Sub.)
Authorizing a $286,000.00 Amendment No. 2 to an agreement with Family Environmental Compliance Services for Project No. 640A7009 - East Village Block 100 and Block 82; authorizing the City Manager to expend $311,000.00 for the agreement; and recognizing an emergency.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, CONSENT"
Bob LandeKamp, City Planning and Development, and Chad Thompson, Public Works, testified on behalf of this ordinance and answered questions from the committee. No public testimony. This ordinance will authorize execution of Amendment 2 of a Design Professional Agreement.
Ayes: 4 - Johnson, Curls, Marcason, Skaggs
Nays: 0

090468
(Sub.)
Authorizing a $2,156,000.00 contract with Kingston Environmental Services for Project No. 640A7009 – East Village Block 100 – Demolition Asbestos Abatement; authorizing the City Manager to amend and increase of this contract by up to $215,600.00 without further Council approval; authorizing the City Manager to expend $2,371,600.00 for this contract; approving project management costs; and recognizing an emergency.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Bob Landekamp, City Planning and Development, and Chad Thompson, Capital Improvement Management Office, testified on behalf of this ordinance and answered questions from the committee. No public testimony. This ordinance authorizes a $2,156,000.00 contract with Kingston Environmental Services for Project No. 640A7009 – East Village Block 100 – Demolition Asbestos Abatement; authorizes the City Manager to amend and increase this contract by up to $215,600.00 without further Council approval; authorizes the City Manager to expend $2,371,600.00 for this contract; and approves project management costs.
Ayes: 4 - Johnson, Curls, Marcason, Skaggs
Nays: 0
 
 Bernardo Garcia - Water Services

090469
Approving a $160,000.00 Amendment No. 5 with Session Law Firm for legal services in connection with litigation of City of Kansas City, Missouri v. Foley Company and Brentwood Industries and Black & Veatch.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Galen Beaufort, Law Department, explained the purpose of this ordinance. No public testimony. This ordinance authorizes a $160,000.00 Amendment 5 to a contact with Session Law Firm for the provision of legal services in connection with City of Kansas City, Missouri v. Foley Company and Brentwood Industries and Black & Veatch.
Ayes: 4 - Johnson, Curls, Marcason, Skaggs
Nays: 0

090398
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into an agreement with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority for the provision of regular transit services, and Share-A-Fare transportation for the elderly and disabled residents of Kansas City, Missouri; Appropriating funds from the KCATA Sales Tax Fund Balance and the Public Mass Transportation Fund Balance; authorizing an expenditure in an amount not to exceed $45,498,201.00; and authorizing a reduction in payments in April of 2010 should sales tax collections not meet budgeted estimates.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Stan Harris, Public Works, explained the purpose of this ordinance. Mark Huffer, Area Transit Authority, answered questions from the committee concerning discontinuing a route to the stadiums. No public testimony. This ordinance will authorize the Director of Public Works to enter into an agreement with KCATA to provide funding for the Share-A-Fare program which provides transportation for elderly persons and persons with disabilities and specialized reverse commute transportation services for residents of Kansas City, Missouri, for an amount not to exceed $45,498,201.for a period of one year beginning May 1, 2009 through April 30, 2010.
Ayes: 4 - Johnson, Curls, Marcason, Skaggs
Nays: 0
 
 There may be general discussion regarding current Transportation and Infrastructure issues. None Pursuant to the following subsections of Section 610.021 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, there may be a closed session to discuss: (1) legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys, pursuant to subsection 1; (2) real estate, pursuant to subsection 2; (3) personnel, pursuant to subsection 3 and 13; and/or (4) sealed bids or proposals, pursuant to subsection 12. It was moved and seconded to discuss a legal matter in closed session. The motion was carried by unanimous vote. Closed session started at 10:03 a.m. and ended 10:17 a.m. The meeting was resumed.