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Last Published: 8/5/2016 11:16:17 AM
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:

Accepting and approving a one-year grant award in the amount of $2,423,532.00 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to provide funding for Ryan White Part A and Minority AIDS Initiative services.

Sean Ryan, KCMO Health Department testified the purpose of this contract is to ensure that all residents living with HIV/AIDS within the 11 county Kansas City Transitional Grant Area (KC-TGA) have access to medical care and support services. This area consist of Cass, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Platte, Lafayette, and Ray counties in MO and Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, and Wyandotte counties in KS. The KC-TGA Ryan White Continuum of Care provided HIV/AIDS services for 2,620 unduplicated clients during the period from March 2014 to February 2015 (FY14). These services are provided by five different agencies (Good Samaritan Project, Kansas City CARE Clinic, Truman Medical Center, the University of Kansas Hospital and Healthcare Strategic Initiatives -HSI). Ryan White funding is appropriated annually by Congress. The awards for Part A are split into formula and supplemental funds. Formula funds are awarded based on the number of new cases of HIV/AIDS in the funded service area. Supplemental funds are awarded based on demonstrated need and quality of local plans in the annual application.
Ayes: 4 - Canady, Shields, Lucas, Hall
Nays: 0

Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on August 2, 2016, a question to remove certain city property devoted to park use from the park system; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election no earlier than May 20, 2016 and no later than May 24, 2016; and recognizing this ordinance with an accelerated effective date.


Ayes: 4 - Canady, Shields, Lucas, Hall
Nays: 0
 1. Staff will give a presentation on Tow Services.
 Eric Goodman-Short, Administrative Officer, Tow Services accompanied by Major Karl Oakman, KCPD, as well as Ron Perry and Ray Kraus, Auto Return conducted the presentation. Mr. Goodman-Short testified that the average cost per tow is $90. Percent of vehicles towed with or without damage claims is at 99%. Average response time is 8.79 minutes. He went on to compare the number of vehicles towed in fiscal year 2014 to fiscal year 2015. He reviewed the customer survey questions and results, which rate the performance of the tow lot and our vendor. A copy of the presentation is on file in the City Clerk's Office.
 2. Staff from KCFD will give report on Response Time.
 Chief Vincent Boucher, KCFD, Division Chief Chuck Zang, KCFD and Deputy Chief Tom Collins gave a presentation of the Kansas City Fire Departments Response time reports, Medical Billing and Ambulance Revenues. Response time reports are based on 1678 calls out of 6811 for the month. If you look at all emergency calls which,in our system is threatening, non-life-threatening and without delay the average is seven minutes or six minutes 45 seconds. Ambulance billing average time was reaching 30 days at one point. Process and software improvements have reduced the time to 5 to 8 days and we believe it is a good time frame. We don't want to get the bill out too quick because if the insurance information is wrong, we have an upset customer because they get a bill and it did not go to the insurance company. We make sure that information is correct before we send anything out. A copy of the reports are on file in the City Clerk's office.
 3. There may be a general discussion regarding current Neighborhoods and Public Safety issues.
 There were comments made from the general public on safety issues involving the KC Police Department at the Presidential Candidate Rally for Donald Trump.
 4. 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.
 The City Clerk`s Office now has equipment for the hearing impaired for use with every meeting. To check out the equipment please see the secretary for each committee. Be prepared to leave your Driver`s License or State issued Identification Card with the secretary and she will give you the equipment. Upon returning the equipment your license will be returned.