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Last Published: 7/26/2013 9:12:14 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - SYLVESTER JAMES, JR.
Present:12 - SCOTT WAGNER, DICK DAVIS, ED FORD, RUSS JOHNSON, MELBA CURLS, JERMAINE REED, JIM GLOVER, JAN MARCASON, CINDY CIRCO, MICHAEL BROOKS, SCOTT TAYLOR, JOHN SHARP
 

130572
RESOLUTION - Recognizing the American Jazz Museum, the Ford Motor Company Fund and the Smithsonian Institution for bringing the American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music exhibition to Kansas City and for their long history of celebrating the diversity of our nation’s cultural heritage.


Adopted

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

130573
RESOLUTION - Honoring Blaise Labbe, outgoing News Director at KCTV5, in commemoration of his three-year tenure as the first African American News Director at a television station in Kansas City, and wishing him well as he continues his career in a similar position in San Antonio, Texas.


Adopted

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

130570
COMMUNICATION - July 2013-Accepting various easements and deeds in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri and directing the City Clerk to record the acceptance.


Received And Filed

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

130571
COMMUNICATION - Notice of Temporary Traffic Regulations Numbers 61862 Through 61878


Received And Filed

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

130576
COMMUNICATION - Notice received from the Committee of Petitioners to the City Clerk regarding an Initiative Petition entitled "Petition Against Public Indecency, Pull up your Pants and Respect Yourself Coalition".


Received And Filed

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

130582
COMMUNICATION - July, 2013: Accepting a warranty deed in Jackson County, Missouri, for the expansion of Seven Oaks Park and directing the City Clerk to record the acceptance in the Recorder’s Office.


Received And Filed

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

130586
COMMUNICATION - Notice received from the Kansas City Board of Elections to the City Clerk regarding the number of insufficient signatures in the petition entitled "Petition Against Public Indecency" Pull Up Your Pants and Respect Yourself Coalition.


Received And Filed

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

130529
RESOLUTION - Requesting that the boards of the Employees’ Retirement System and the Firefighters’ Pension System establish a policy to not directly invest in companies manufacturing guns, and recommending the boards of the retirement systems serving employees of the Board of Police Commissioners investigate a similar policy.


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, James, Jr.
Nays: 1 - Sharp

130540
Authorizing the Director of General Services to execute a lease agreement with Gerdau Ameristeel for the lease of City-owned property generally located at 1301 Chouteau.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130553
Amending Chapter 3, Code of Ordinances, relating to contracts, by repealing Section 3-61 concerning tax clearances and enacting in its place a new section of like number and subject matter.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130520
Accepting and approving two one-year contracts in the amounts of $56,000.00 and $113,000.00 with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to provide funding for children with special health care needs.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130521
Accepting and approving a seven month contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in the amount of $50,500.00 to provide funding for tobacco use prevention and control activities.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130551
Accepting and approving a twelve-month $184,718.00 contract amendment with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to provide funding for Kansas City’s Cities Readiness Initiative program; and increasing revenue in the amount of $226.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130552
Accepting and approving a one-year $36,950.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to conduct preventive health screening of all newly arriving refugees in Kansas City.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130531
Approving the 11th Amendment to the Plaza Steppes 353 Development Plan submitted by 47th & Jefferson Redevelopment Corporation for the Plaza Steppes Redevelopment Project on a tract of land of approximately 5.4 acres generally bounded by 46th Street on the north, 47th Street on the south, Jefferson Street on the east, and Summit Street on the west and singularly known as Stage 2b; and authorizing execution of an Eleventh Supplementary Contract with 47th & Jefferson Redevelopment Corporation. (333-S-16)


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130532
Accepting and approving the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City as to the Eleventh Amendment to the Shoal Creek Tax Increment Financing Plan.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130557
Amending Chapter 34, Code of Ordinances, Article IX, Prehospital Emergency Medical Services System, by repealing Section 34-362, Definitions, and enacting in lieu thereof a new Section 34-362 of like title and subject matter to define response times.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Marcason (Second by Wagner) 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 “Scheduled Committee Advances” and that these ordinances be advanced for final reading and consideration at this time.
 
Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130517
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim by Ouida Robins, Claim No. T0809-0776.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130563
Authorizing the Director of the City Development Department to execute an agreement with the Jazz District Redevelopment Corporation (JDRC) to purchase the Boone Theatre (Armory) Building located on the southeast corner of 18th and Highland; appropriating $140,000.00 for the purchase of this property; and recognizing emergency.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130565
Appropriating $150,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Development Services Fund to provide funds to develop an all-new Word Press based web application located at kcmo.gov to replace the current kcmo.org; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing an emergency.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Circo (Second by Brooks) 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 third reading.
 
Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130431
Authorizing the Director of General Services to execute a $500,000.00 contract with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to open and operate the Buck O’Neil Research and Education Center at the Paseo YMCA.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130564
Supporting an application to the U.S. Department of Justice for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program.


Passed

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

130560
(Sub.)
Approving the issuance by the City of Kansas City, Missouri of its special obligation bonds in two series, a tax-exempt series and a taxable series (collectively, the “Bonds”) in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $85,000,000.00; and approving and authorizing certain documents and actions relating to the issuance of the Bonds.


Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted
 
 Councilmember Circo (Second by Brooks) 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, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130584
Estimating and appropriating $300,000.00 in the Maintenance Reserve Fund; moving appropriated funds in the Maintenance Reserve Fund to the correct account; and designating requisitioning authority.


Referred to Neighborhoods, Housing & Healthy Communities

130578
Vacating the dedicated but unconstructed and un-named right of way between two lots north of W. Gregory Boulevard, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; retaining a utility easement; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1676-V).


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

130579
Rezoning an area of approximately 0.3 acres generally located at the southwest corner of 23rd Street and Benton Boulevard from District B1-1 to District B2-2, and approving a development plan for vehicle sales. (14389-P)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

130580
Vacating the east-west alley north of 135th Street from Locust Street to its terminus, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; retaining a utility easement; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1677-V).


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

130581
Approving the plat of Parkway Oaks 2nd Plat, an addition in Platte County, Missouri; accepting various easements; 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. (SD1124A)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

130585
Approving a loan application in amount of $300,000 from the Kansas City Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Program to Hardesty Renaissance Economic Development Corporation (HREDC), a Missouri non-profit corporation, for remediation of Building 11 of the former Hardesty Federal Complex, 607 Hardesty Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri, and authorizing the Director of City Development to enter into a loan agreement and related instruments with HREDC.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

130569
Amending and adding a new section to Chapter 50, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new Section 50-244 prohibiting the bullying of a minor or the allowing of a minor to bully or cyber-bully another minor.


Referred to Public Safety & Emergency Services Committee

130574
Estimating $440,000.00 in the ARRA Stimulus Fund; appropriating that amount to the GIZ-Ivanhoe SE North account; authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute a $440,000.00 change order to a contract with Leath and Sons for the Green Impact Zone – Ivanhoe SE North project; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

130575
Authorizing an amendment to a contract with George Butler Associates, Inc., for approximately $33,000.00 for the street reconstruction of 63rd street from Chestnut to Jackson; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

130577
Estimating $300,000.00 in the ARRA Stimulus Fund; appropriating that amount to the GIZ – Residential Street Resurfacing account; authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute a change order to a contract with J.M. Fahey Construction Company for the GIZ – Residential Street Resurfacing project; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

130583
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to exercise the first $153,747.00 contract renewal option with Duncan Parking Technologies, Inc. for on-street parking meter operations management and lease of City property; authorizing the exercise of four one-year renewal options subject to appropriation of funds; and authorizing the renewal amendment and extension of the contract without further Council approval.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
 
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