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Last Published: 2/20/2014 5:46:47 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - CINDY CIRCO
Present:11 - SCOTT WAGNER, DICK DAVIS, ED FORD, RUSS JOHNSON, MELBA CURLS, JERMAINE REED, JIM GLOVER, JAN MARCASON, MICHAEL BROOKS, SCOTT TAYLOR, JOHN SHARP
Excused:1 - SYLVESTER JAMES, JR.
 

140120
RESOLUTION - Recognizing Dr. Gary Slutkin, M.D., as a violence prevention innovator.


Adopted

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

140132
RESOLUTION - Recognizing Mr. E. Frank Ellis on his retirement as CEO of Swope Community Enterprises.


Adopted

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

140145
RESOLUTION - Congratulating Oak Park Senior Dominic Hernandez on the 2012-2013 All State Award from the National Forensic League (NFL).


Adopted

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

140146
RESOLUTION - Recognizing Black History Month with UMKC and KCPT hosting a screening and panel discussion around the film “American Promise” which examines education and black male achievement.


Adopted

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

140147
RESOLUTION - Declaring the month of March 2014 as Myeloma Awareness Month.


Adopted

Ayes: 9 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Sharp
Nays: 0

140095
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Skelly Community Improvement District regarding their proposed budget for fiscal year ending April 30, 2015.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140124
COMMUNICATION - EMERGENCY REGULATION E41844


Received And Filed

140125
COMMUNICATION - Notice of Temporary Traffic Regulations Numbers 62062 Through 62068


Received And Filed

140127
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the Mayor and City Council from the City Manager regarding the Requests for Expenditure of Funds. Staff has accepted no funding requests for the month of January, 2014.


Received And Filed

140128
COMMUNICATION - Accepting a deed in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, and requesting that the City Manager approve the acceptance.


Received And Filed

140129
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Brookside Community Improvement District regarding the submission of the nomination of their successor directors.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140131
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Independence Avenue Community Improvement District regarding their proposed budget for fiscal year ending April 30, 2015.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
 
 Councilmember Marcason (Second by Brooks) Move to Waive Charter Requirement
 
Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

140143
RESOLUTION - Establishing an additional priority for the Missouri General Assembly’s 2014 Legislative Session which expresses the City’s opposition to bills which will erode the City’s local zoning authority.


Councilmember Marcason (Second by Sharp) Move to Adopt

Seconded by Councilmember Sharp
Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

140034
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 2, Article IX, Division 4, Code of Ordinances establishing the firefighters pension system by repealing sections 2-1251, 2-1255, 2-1259, 2-1264, 2-1265, 2-1268, 2-1271 and 2-1272 and enacting new sections 2-1251, 2-1255, 2-1259, 2-1264, 2-1265, 2-1268, 2-1271, 2-1272 and 1282 to establish new Tier 2 retirement benefits for persons employed on or after April 20, 2014.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

140035
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 2, Article IX, Division 2, Code of Ordinances establishing the employees’ retirement system by is amended by repealing sections 2-1171, 2-1173, 2-1174, 2-1176, 2-1184, 2-1185, and 2-1186 and enacting new sections 2-1171, 2-1173, 2-1174, 2-1176, 2-1184, 2-1185, 2-1186, and 1202 to establish new Tier 2 retirement benefits for persons employed on or after April 20, 2014.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

140031
(Sub.)
Enacting an economic development and incentives policy for the City and repealing Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 070943.


Councilmember Ford (Second by Wagner) Move to Amend

Seconded by Councilmember Wagner
Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

140106
RESOLUTION - Amending the Country Club Area Plan, by incorporating the Waldo District Streetscape Enhancement Plan as the guide for streetscape design within the established boundaries of the Waldo CID, primarily focused along Wornall Road from just north of Gregory Boulevard to just south of 85th Street, and along Gregory Boulevard from just west of Wornall Road to just east of Oak Street. (260-S-8)


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

140107
RESOLUTION - Amending the Waldo Area Plan, by incorporating the Waldo District Streetscape Enhancement Plan as the guide for streetscape design within the established boundaries of the Waldo CID, primarily focused along Wornall Road from just north of Gregory Boulevard to just south of 85th Street, and along Gregory Boulevard from just west of Wornall Road to just east of Oak Street. (256-S-4)


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

140108
RESOLUTION - Recognizing the Troost Corridor Redevelopment Plan: A Plan for a Sustainable Troost Avenue, as a guide for future redevelopment along Troost Avenue generally located between 27th Street on the north and 75th Street on the south. (706-S)


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Marcason (Second by Ford) 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: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

140100
Approving the plat of Brentwood Hills – Fourth Plat, an addition in Clay County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1156N)


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

140103
Approving the plat of Pine Grove Meadows 3rd Plat, an addition in Clay County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD0841G)


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

140113
Authorizing $375,000.00 plus contingency for Amendment No. 6 with AECOM Technical Services, Inc. for CCTV Camera Deployment at KCI; appropriating funds in the amount of $412,500.00; and recognizing an emergency.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

140090
(Sub.)
Enacting a new Section 6-50, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Demolition, replacement, and construction of passenger terminals in city-controlled airports” to require voter authorization before the City demolishes or replaces any terminal at any city-controlled airport or before the City constructs a new terminal or terminals at any city-controlled airport.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

140093
(Sub.)
Amending Section 2-48, “Mayor pro tempore” and Section 2-2096, “Waivers” of the Code of Ordinances by permitting a member of the Council to seek a waiver from the Municipal Officials and Officers Ethics Commission of Council rules.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

140101
Estimating revenues and appropriating $800,000.00 in the Information Technology Reimbursement Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

140112
Estimating and appropriating revenue in the amount of $2,400,000.00 to the Workers’ Compensation Fund for reimbursement of workers’ compensation claim payments; and recognizing an emergency.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

140102
Estimating revenue and appropriating $400,000.00 in the HOME Investment Fund; authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department to enter into a contract with Neighborhood Housing Services of Kansas City, Inc. to acquire, rehabilitate and sell houses to low income persons in the Manheim Park Target Area through HOME Investment Partnership Program from funding approved in the 2012 One Year Action Plan; and designating requisitioning authority.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

040161
(Sub.)
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project 7 of the 1200 Main/South Loop Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


Passed As Second Substitute

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

140110
(Sub.)
Approving an amendment to a previously approved preliminary plan in District R-1.5 (Residential 1.5) on approximately a 10.7 acre tract of land generally located south of N.E. 94th Street and east of N.W. View Crest Drive. (13434-P-5)


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

140111
Declaring certain real property located at 534 Highland surplus to the City’s needs; authorizing the Public Works Director to offer for sale the City’s interest in this property in accord with City regulations, to later convey it, and executing related documents, and directing the City Clerk to record this ordinance in the office of the Recorder of Deeds in Jackson County, Missouri.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

140105
Accepting funds allocated by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, FY 2014 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) under an agreement with the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office in the amount of $248,114.00; estimating revenue in the amount of $248,114.00 in the Justice Assistance Grant Fund; appropriating it to the FY 2014 Justice Assistance Grant account in the Justice Assistance Grant Fund; transferring $149,571.00 to the Police Department’s KCPDU accounting unit; authorizing cooperative agreements with the Board of Police Commissioners, and the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office; designating requisitioning authorities and recognizing an emergency.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

140114
Approving a Master Amendment to the Use and Lease Agreement, effective May 1, 2014, with Signatory Airlines and authorizing the Master Amendment with Signatory Airlines at Kansas City International Airport; authorizing like agreements with additional airlines; authorizing amendments to the agreements.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Circo (Second by Ford) 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: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

140121
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim for a Workers' Compensation benefit filed by Todd R. Park for injuries resulting from an accident on October 5, 2011, while employed by the City.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140122
Adopting the Show Me Green Sales Tax Holiday for City sales taxes on Energy Star certified new appliances from April 19 through April 25, 2014 and directing the City Clerk to provide a certified copy of this ordinance to the Missouri Department of Revenue as notice of the City's election to participate in the sales tax holiday.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140134
Approving the issuance by the City of Kansas City Missouri of its special obligation bonds in three series (collectively, the “Bonds”), one to finance the Downtown Streetcar Project in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $71,500,000.00, one to finance certain City projects including capital improvements required under the Americans with Disabilities Act, traffic signals and an enterprise permitting system in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $17,500,000.00 and one to refund a portion of bonds issued by The Industrial Development Authority of the City of Kansas City, Missouri to finance the Kansas City Downtown Redevelopment District in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $35,500,000.00; and approving and authorizing certain documents and actions relating to the issuance of the Bonds.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140137
Amending Section 2-1173, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Creditable service” to provide for the purchase of years of service in the employees’ retirement system by persons who worked in positions not eligible for retirement system membership but who, without a break in service, now are members of the system.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140130
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to implement a Healthier Vending Policy for vending machines at City facilities.


Referred to Neighborhoods, Housing & Healthy Communities

140115
Declaring certain real property in the Mount Prospect area of Beacon Hill surplus to the City’s needs; authorizing the Director of the General Services Department to convey these surplus parcels to the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority; and further authorizing the execution of related documents.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140117
Declaring an area generally bounded by Warwick Boulevard on the west, E. 37th Street on the south, and Gillham Road on the east 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 Gillham Urban Renewal Plan. (705-S)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140118
RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to the Main Street Corridor Land Use and Development Plan for an approximately 0.74 acre generally located at the northwest corner of E. 37th Street and Gillham Road from single family to medium density residential. (581-S-8)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140119
Approving the Ellison/Knickerbocker Redevelopment Expansion Area General Development Plan for an area of approximately 5.86 acres generally located on the south side of Knickerbocker Place between Pennsylvania Avenue and Broadway Boulevard, at the southeast corner of West Armour Boulevard and Broadway Boulevard, on the north side of West Armour Boulevard between Broadway Boulevard and Central Street, and on the east side of Central Street and west side of Wyandotte Street 150 feet north of Armour Boulevard and declaring the area blighted and insanitary in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Missouri Planned Industrial Expansion Authority Law. (594-S-1).


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140133
Authorizing the execution of a Financing Agreement among Kansas City, Missouri, the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri, the Industrial Development Authority of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, Plaza Colonnade, LLC, and Commerce Bank.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140135
Declaring certain real property in the Southwest Quadrant of Beacon Hill Project surplus to the Citys needs; authorizing the Director of the General Services Department to convey these surplus parcels to the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority; and further authorizing the execution of related documents.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140138
Approving and authorizing the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners to accept from the Wheeling, LLC. a 19.32 acre tract of land which will expand Frank Vaydik Park.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140139
RESOLUTION - Amending the Westport Land Use Plan for an approximately 0.74 acre site generally located at the northwest corner of E. 37th Street and Gillham Road from One/Two family Residential to  Multifamily Residential, Medium Density. (132-S-39)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140140
Rezoning an approximately 0.74 acre site generally located at the northwest corner of E. 37th Street and Gillham Road from District R-1.5 to District UR and approving a development plan for a 23 unit multi-family residential building. (Case No. 14443-UR)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140141
Approving the Seven301 PIEA General Development Plan on approximately 10 acres generally located on the west side of N.W. Prairie View Road and I-29, between N.W. Old Tiffany Springs Road and N.W. Donovan Drive, and declaring the area a blighted and insanitary area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Missouri Planned Industrial Expansion Authority (PIEA) Law 100.300-100.620. (704-S)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140123
Authorizing the Fire Chief to enter into a contract with Advanced Data Processing, Inc., a subsidiary of Intermedix Corporation, to perform emergency medical services billing for the City’s ambulance services (Contract #EV1830).


Referred to Public Safety & Emergency Services Committee

140136
Amending Section 50-261, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Unlawful use of weapons – generally” by establishing qualifying factors consistent with those established by the Missouri General Assembly, by requiring an intoxicated person who carries a weapon to also use the weapon in a negligent or unlawful manner or discharge the weapon, other than in self-defense, before the intoxicated person is considered to unlawfully use the weapon, and by codifying statutory changes describing the exemption for retired law enforcement officers and deleting terminology no longer used in state statute.


Referred to Public Safety & Emergency Services Committee

140116
Approving the allocations in the FY2015-19 Capital Improvements Program preliminary budget and the FY2015 Neighborhood Conservation Project list as set forth in this ordinance and attached exhibits; stating the Council’s intention regarding advance funding of the FY 2015-19 Capital Improvements Program projects; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

140142
Authorizing the Director of Water Services to enter into a $2,000,000.00 contract with Leath and Sons, Inc. for the Wastewater Collections Supplemental Work Force Contract – FY14.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

140144
RESOLUTION - Establishing a community advisory group for the private inflow and infiltration reduction program implemented consistent with the overflow control plan consent decree.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
 
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