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Last Published: 9/3/2015 4:42:56 PM
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
 

150738
RESOLUTION - Recognizing Loma Vista West Townhouses for providing quality liveable housing for the residents of Southeast Kansas City, Missouri at 7532 Loma Vista Drive for 50 years since 1965.


Adopted

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

150729
COMMUNICATION - EMERGENCY REGULATION E42056


Received And Filed

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

150730
COMMUNICATION - EMERGENCY REGULATIONS E42057


Received And Filed

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

150736
COMMUNICATION - EMERGENCY REGULATION E42058


Received And Filed

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

150737
COMMUNICATION - Notice received from White Goss Law Firm to the City Clerk regarding a Petition for the creation of the Brighton Creek Commons Community Improvement District.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150739
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the 210 Highway Community Improvement District regarding the submission of their Annual Report for fiscal year ending April 30, 2015.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150742
COMMUNICATION - Notice received from various election authorities to the City Clerk regarding the number of sufficient signatures in the petition entitled: Referendum Petition on Committee Substitute for Ordinance 150217, As Amended.


Received And Filed

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

150743
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the Mayor and City Council from the City Manager regarding the Requests for Expenditure of Funds. Staff has accepted no funding request for the month of August, 2015.


Received And Filed

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

150746
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Oak Barry Community Improvement District regarding the submission of their Annual Report for fiscal year ending April 30, 2015.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150711
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 2-2024, Conflict of interest annual report, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter.


Passed

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

150690
Authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services to enter into a contract with Legal Aid of Western Missouri in the amount of $444,764.00 for legal services.


Passed

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

150692
Approving and authorizing the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners to accept from the Land Bank of Kansas City, Missouri, one unimproved lot located at 1401 E. Bannister which will expand Indian Creek Greenway.


Passed

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

150680
Determining that the Hotel Phillips Tax Increment Financing Plan is making satisfactory progress under the time schedule proposed within the plan for completion.


Passed

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

150681
Determining that the New York Life Tax Increment Financing Plan is making satisfactory progress under the time schedule proposed within the plan for completion.


Passed

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

150682
Determining that the Shoal Creek Tax Increment Financing Plan is making satisfactory progress under the time schedule proposed within the plan for completion.


Passed

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

150684
Declaring an area of about 30 acres generally located north of E. 53rd Street and E. 54th Street (extended), east of Norton Avenue and Mersington Avenue, south of E. 51st Street (extended) and west of Jackson Avenue to be a blighted and insanitary area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority law and approving the Urban Renewal Plan for the same, said plan to be known as the Amended and Restated Mount Cleveland Urban Renewal Plan. (560-S-2)


Councilmember Taylor (Second by Wagner) Move To Re-refer

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


Re-Referred Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

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

150694
Estimating revenue in the amount of $15,000.00 in the General Fund and appropriating it to the Historic Preservation Fund Grant account of the General Fund.


Passed

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

150691
Authorizing an agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for the Cliff Drive and Spirit of KC Scenic Byways Trail Project.


Passed

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

150699
Authorizing a Design Professional Services contract with Black & Veatch Corporation for the replacement of water mains in the area of Mercier Street to Wayne Avenue, W. 72nd Street to W. 87th Street Project; authorizing a maximum expenditure of approximately $512,000.00; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Passed

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

150700
Authorizing a Design Professional Services contract with Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc., for the replacement of water mains in the area of Highland Avenue to Hillcrest Road, E. 79th Street to E. 100th Terrace Project; authorizing a maximum expenditure of approximately $560,000.00; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, 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 “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

150151
(Sub.)
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City as to the Third Amendment to the Downtown Library Tax Increment Financing Plan, as revised, and approving the Revised Third Amendment to the Downtown Library Tax Increment Financing Plan.


Passed as Substituted

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

150637
(Sub.)
Approving the Green Village General Development Plan on approximately 30.43 acres generally located at the southwest corner of 17th and Topping Avenue and on the east side of Topping from approximately 18th Terrace to 23rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri, and declaring the area a blighted area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to The Planned Industrial Expansion Law.


Passed as Substituted

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

150724
Approving the plat of Switzer Apartments, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri; accepting various easements; vacating a portion of an alley 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. (SD1503)


Passed

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

150731
Approving an amendment to a previously approved URD Plan in District UR (Urban Redevelopment), on approximately 460 acres generally bounded by E. 87th Street on the north, Interstate 435 on the east, Bannister Road on the south, and Bruce R. Watkins Drive (US Hwy 71) on the west, to allow for the deletion of 57 acres from said UR development plan. (Case No. 10390-URD-10)


Passed

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

150732
Rezoning a 57.15 acre tract of land generally located on the south side of E. 87th Street and the east side of Bruce R. Watkins Drive (U.S. Hwy 71), from District UR to MPD, and approving a development plan which also serves as a preliminary plat, to allow for 700,000 square foot of general industrial development on two lots. (10390-MPD-11)


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, 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

150733
Rezoning an area of approximately 10.79 acres generally located at the southeast corner of E. 29th Street and Wheeling Avenue from Districts M1-5 and R-2.5 to District UR, and approving a development plan for the purpose of approving the expansion of an existing general manufacturing use, a new parking lot, and a stormwater detention area (8234-UR-7).


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

150734
Vacating Harrison Street from the railroad to the north to E. 21st Street to the south; reserving an easement; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1702-V)


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

150715
Authorizing a cooperative grant funding agreement with the Missouri Department of Transportation for the Lakewood Greenway Trail Project in the amount of $500,000.00 in federal funds and a local match of $125,000.00 in PIAC funds from Council District No. 1; estimating revenue in the amount of $500,000.00 in the Capital Improvements Fund; and appropriating that amount to the Lakewood Greenway Trail Project account.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar
 
 Councilmember Wagner (Second by Justus) 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

150765
Estimating and appropriating $2,050,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the City Legal Expense Fund.


Referred to Finance and Governance Committee

150754
RESOLUTION - Expressing opposition to Missouri House Bill 722, a legislative action recently vetoed by Governor Nixon that intrudes on local control; and directing the City Clerk to provide copies to the appropriate officials.


Referred to Legislative Committee

150753
RESOLUTION - Approving and endorsing Brookfield Hotel Investment, LLC, in its application to the Missouri Department of Economic Development for state remediation tax credits for redevelopment of 101 W. 11th Street, Kansas City, Missouri.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150755
Approving the Kansas City Register nomination (H/O Overlay) for the “Green Duck Tavern” located at 2548 Prospect Avenue as required by Chapter 88-580-01-E of the Administrative Code of the City of Kansas City, Missouri.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150757
Approving an Industrial Development Plan for “Project Walker” for the purpose of equipping an automotive parts manufacturing facility located at 10501 N.W. Transcon Drive, Kansas City, Missouri; authorizing and approving various agreements for the purpose of setting forth covenants, agreements and obligations of the City and “Project Walker”; authorizing the issuance of taxable industrial revenue bonds in a maximum aggregate principal amount not to exceed $56,000,000.00; authorizing and approving certain other documents; and authorizing certain other actions in connection with the issuance of said bonds.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150758
 Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri as to the First Amendment to the Arlington Road Tax Increment Financing Plan; and approving the First Amendment to the Arlington Road Tax Increment Financing Plan.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150759
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project F of the Arlington Road Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150760
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project G1 of the Arlington Road Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150761
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project I1 of the Arlington Road Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150762
Approving an amendment to a previously approved URD Plan in District UR (Urban Redevelopment), on approximately 12 acres generally located at the southeast corner of Troost Avenue and Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard, to allow for the expansion of uses and modifications of site design standards. (12034-UR-4).


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150763
Vacating portions of Holly Street, south of W. 31st Street; retaining an easement; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1709-V).


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150764
Rezoning an area about 33 acres generally located at the southwest quadrant of U.S. 40 Highway and Noland Road, from District B2-2 to District UR and approving a development plan for a manufacturing/commercial use. (7909-UR-9)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150768
Appropriating $200,000.00 in the Midtown STIF Fund for blight remediation in the Armour Gillham PIEA Planning Area.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150769
Approving the development plan submitted by the Brookfield Hotel Redevelopment Corporation for the redevelopment of the Brookfield Building generally bounded by West 11th Street on the north, Baltimore Street on the east, the north/south platted alley on the west (located generally 142.6 feet west of the east boundary), and an area that is between 61.3 and 67.3 feet south of the north line on the south; 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 City Development to enter into a contract with the Brookfield Hotel Redevelopment Corporation subject to certain payments in lieu of taxes; and authorizing certain tax abatement within the plan area for a term not to exceed 23 years.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150720
Authorizing acceptance of a $117,250.00 grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation for the purpose of funding the Be Bright at Night safety education program; estimating revenue in the amount of $117,250.00 in the Capital Improvements Fund; appropriating that amount to the Development - Citywide account in the Capital Improvements Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

150740
Reducing the Contingent Appropriation in the General Fund by $1,234,066.00; and appropriating that amount to Storm Cleanup June 2015 accounts in the General Fund to cover the cost of storm damage resulting from the June 2015 storms.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

150741
Authorizing a $3,000,000.00 amendment with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority to provide regular transit services and Share-A-Fare transportation for elderly and disabled residents of Kansas City; and appropriating $3,000,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the KCATA Sales Tax Fund to the KCATA Sales Tax account.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

150756
Authorizing traffic signal modifications; estimating revenue in the amount of $259,000.00 in the Capital Improvements Fund; appropriating that amount to the Roadways CD6 account; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

150766
Authorizing a First Amendment to JJ Kane Associates Lease Agreement; and reestimating revenue by $54,000.00 over three years.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

150767
Authorizing a five year Lease Agreement with Jet Midwest, Inc.; and estimating revenues by $65,000.00 over five years.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
 
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