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Last Published: 10/8/2007 2:32:14 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:3 - DEB HERMANN, JIM GLOVER, TROY NASH
Excused:1 - BECKY SCHUMACHER
 

050764
Estimating revenues in the amount of $47,177.00 in the Health Levy Fund; appropriating it to the Adult Immunizations account of the Health Levy Fund; and authorizing the Director of Health to expend $47,177.00.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Ron Griffin, Division Manager, Kansas City Health Department, stated that the ordinance was to allow the City to accept reimbursement from last year's campaign on adult immunization. Over 4700 people received the flu shots last year with the focus on nursing homes. They have ordered 4500 flu doses this year from the same company. There has been talk of having a shortage again this flu season. Mr. Griffin also talked about the "Bird Flu". The Health Department has concerns about the virus and the risk of humans in the United States contracting the virus. The flu vaccines that the Health Department receives does not react to the Bird Flu. If there were to be a pandemic of the Bird Flu it would take months to develop a vaccine, and hundreds of thousands of people could be at risk.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

050784
Authorizing execution of three contracts for the total amount of $985,000.00 with the Kansas City Missouri Homesteading Authority for funding assistance for three multi-family affordable housing developments.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (7/13/2005)"
This item was held for two weeks.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

050785
(Sub.)
Authorizing execution of a contract for $1,419,000.00 with the Kansas City Missouri Homesteading Authority for funding assistance for the Jazz District Apartments Phase II Housing Development.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Troy Nash spoke before testimony was taken on this ordinance. According to Councilman Nash he was elated that this phase of the Jazz District project has come to pass. He talked about the level of commitment from city and community leaders and even though the faces have changed over the years that commitment is still there. He named several individuals and organizations who he felt were instrumental in continuing the goals established by prior council members. He also stated that the development of areas East of Troost is finally happening. In April, 2003 with the addition of Councilwoman McFadden-Weaver to the Third District things began to happen for the area. He wanted to thank the City Manager, Dept. of Housing, City Planning, Councilwoman Deb Hermann - she handled the CDBG funding and Terry Grast (HUD) for all of their contributions in making this project become a reality. Councilwoman McFadden-Weaver spoke before the committee. She expressed her excitement about this next phase becoming a reality. This development is important in that it would help bring retail outlets back into the downtown area. Eighteenth & Vine is part of the Downtown Kansas City Development. She asked for the full support of the committee in passing this ordinance. Stacia Johnson, Housing Manager, stated that once the ordinance has been approved by the full council the construction could start in as short of time as two weeks. The first work would be on residential and then on commercial. Bert Freeman, McCormack and Baron, was on hand to answer questions about the project. He stated that his company was hoping to close by July 6th. This would be almost a $11.5 million dollar development with a completion of the project in 12 months. Dave Wheeling, 18th & Vine District, expressed appreciation of support from the council members.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

050614
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Fire Department Director to execute an agreement with the City of North Kansas City, Missouri, to provide mutual aid regarding emergency services.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Councilwoman Hermann stated that there was no need for additional discussion on this item since it had been discussed on previous occasions. Chief Dyer stated that the wording in the ordinance and agreement had been changed to the satisfaction of the elected officials and the fire departments. The agreement would allow for additional mutual aid than was first discussed and he believed that all concerns had been met.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0
 
 The St. Patrick's Day Committee will make a report before the committee. The parade committee gave a slide presentation before the committee showing what went on behind the scenes at the parade. The parade for next year would see a cut in the number of entrants in the parade and the route would be shorter. They had also received positive feedback about the barricades placed along the parade route. The parade committee had teamed up and partnered with the Police Department and several other city departments as well.