Last Published: 11/21/2019 3:45:50 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - TERESA LOAR
Present:4 - ERIC BUNCH, MELISSA ROBINSON, KEVIN O'NEILL, KATHERYN SHIELDS
 
 
 Aviation

190936
Authorizing a $107,565.00 Facility Extension Agreement with Evergy Missouri West, Inc., to provide electrical service for the relocated Ground Service Equipment Station at the Kansas City International Airport.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "DO PASS"
David Long, Aviation Department, testified that this ordinance will authorize the execution of a facility extension agreement and expenditure for electrical improvements at the relocated ground service equipment station at the Kansas City International Airport. The agreement will be for Evergy Missouri West, formerly KCP&L Company, for the electrical service relocated ground service equipment fueling station. The improvements for relocating service to the existing terminal area, as well as support the construction of a single terminal at the Kansas City International Airport. This work is associated with the agreement for the overall terminal improvement project and will be coordinated with the construction contract. An electronic copy of this presentation can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office.
Ayes: 4 - Loar, Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill
Nays: 0

190957
Authorizing the Manager of Procurement Services to execute a $1,803,844.00 purchase agreement with ElDorado National-California, Inc., for the manufacture, delivery, and support of four (4) thirty-foot compressed natural gas buses for use at the Kansas City International Airport in accordance with the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) Co-Op Contract No. 18-00799.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "DO PASS"
David Long, Aviation Department, testified that this Ordinance will authorize the Manager of Procurement Services to execute a purchase order for the purchase of four Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses as specified by the Houston Galveston Area Council (HGAC) co-op contract with Eldorado National, Inc. Purchasing CNG buses for the Aviation Department vehicle fleet will reduce City's fuel costs, dramatically reduce harmful emission levels and extend the life of the vehicles. An electronic copy of this presentation can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office.
Ayes: 4 - Loar, Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill
Nays: 0
 
 General Services

190937
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 2-1041, 2-1042, 2-1043, and 2-1044 and enacting in lieu thereof new Sections 2-1041, 2-1042 and 2-1043 that establish a City Safety Program based on consensus occupational safety and health standards and industry best practices and utilizes a unified approach to safety.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Kristin Danner, General Services, gave brief testimony of the request for changes to establish a comprehensive city safety program for all city departments with the exception of the Fire department, based on safety and health standards and industry best practices is required in order to maintain a safe and healthful work environment. Ms. Danner also state, that the establishing of a city safety policy and standards manual for annual review of the safety manual and safety handbook is to establish safety responsibilities for all departments. The intent of these changes is to reduce workplace accidents, injuries, and illnesses.
Ayes: 4 - Loar, Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill
Nays: 0
 
 Public Works

190945
Authorizing a $163,065.00 amendment to contract with TranSystems Corp. for inspection services for the Arlington Link TIF Project from Parvin Road to N.E. 48th Street for a total contract amount of $1,308,065.00.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "DO PASS"
David Miller, Mark Montgomery and Sean Demory, Public Works Department, gave an overview that the passing of this ordinance will authorize the Director of Public Works to increase the contract amount by $163,065.00 for inspection services with TranSystems Corp. in the Arlington Road Tax Financing Plan project. This contract will provide for construction observation services for the Arlington Link TIF Project, Parvin Road to NE 48th Street Kansas City, Missouri. The scope of work includes: roadway, curb and gutters, sidewalks, upgraded lighting, enclosed storm water system, retaining walls and landscaping. The improvements will be pedestrian and bicycle friendly, added energy efficient lighting system, improvements to the storm water management and erosion control systems. An electronic copy of this presentation can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office.
Ayes: 4 - Loar, Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill
Nays: 0
 
 Water Services

190949
Appropriating $1,462,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Water Fund; authorizing a $1,329,021.00 construction contract with Kissick Construction Company, Inc., for the replacement of water mains in the area of Norfleet Road to Phelps Road, U.S. 40 Highway to E. 62nd Street; and authorizing a maximum expenditure of $1,462,000.00.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Matt Bond, Kirk Rome and Nimesha Senanayake, Water Services, presented an overview that the construction project to replace aging, break prone cast iron pipe and polymerizing vinyl chloride water mains with ductile iron piping. The Water Services Department is undertaking this project to improve distribution system reliability, increase hydraulic conveyance capacity, and support fire protection. This project includes the replacement of 6,730 linear feet of 6 inch, 8 inch and 12 inch water mains in the area of Norfleet Road to Phelps Road, U.S. 40 Highway to E 62nd Street, in Kansas City, Missouri. Included in the scope of work is the transfer of customers water service connections from existing mains to new mains, as well as restoration of roads and properties. An electronic copy of this presentation can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office.
Ayes: 3 - Loar, Robinson, O'Neill
Nays: 0
 
  Council

190951
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to develop recommendations for a transit priority policy that provides guidance for the provision of various types of transit priority treatments on city streets; directing the City Manager to collaborate with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority and engage relevant City boards and commissions and stakeholder groups in the development of recommendations for a transit priority policy; and directing the City Manager to include a funding request in the next fiscal year budget to make fixed route public transportation fare free within the City.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "BE ADOPTED AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Robbie Makinen, KCATA, gave a brief overview of the goals for this ordinance. Mr. Makinen stated that the passing of this ordinance will direct the City Manager to develop recommendations for a transit priorities on city streets. Mr. Makinen stated that KCATA is embarking on a system-wide redesign of RideKC, the first of strategic planning that will have greater accessibility for the city's workforce, education and healthcare. Councilmember Bunch gave an outline of goals for transportation redirection, the operation of public streets prioritizing the efficiency, safety and access for public transit users. Councilmember Bunch also stated that transit priority treatments without limitations needed for bus drivers to have access to, traffic signal queue jumps, signal synchronizing, in-lane stops and pedestrian signal automation. A request for collaboration between the City and KCATA in the next fiscal year of preparing a budget to finance public transportation fare free within the City limits. There were numerous public testimony in support of this ordinance.
Ayes: 5 - Loar, Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill, Shields
Nays: 0
 
 Water Services

190918
(Sub.)
Authorizing a $65,565.90 Facility Repair and Maintenance Contract Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 1547 with Lippert Mechanical Services Corp. for the HVAC preventative maintenance and repairs to various water services facilities project for a total contract amount of $990,136.90.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Matt Bond and Jeff Martin, Water Services, testified that this proposed ordinance will authorize an amendment for additional facility repair and maintenance work to air compressors at the Blue River Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Blue River Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant. The facility repair and maintenance project will assess conditions of the HVAC equipment, schedule detailed preventative maintenance, make repairs and plan upgrades in a coordinated manner. The scope of work to be provided under this contract entails, preventative maintenance services, assessment of equipment and repairs as needed approved by the Water Services Department for thirty three water, wastewater facilities. An electronic copy of this ordinance can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office.
Ayes: 4 - Loar, Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill
Nays: 0
 
 1. An update on the KCI Terminal Renovation.
 
 Terry Cassidy from Paslay Management Group, Jeffrey Striker and Pat Klein, Aviation Department, gave an update on their monthly executive report the New Single Terminal and Parking at KCI airport. The new terminal will consists of a two story head house with major functions like check-in baggage with two gate baggage handling functions at ground level. The overall plan includes curbs for drop off and pick up and the new parking garage with 6,300 parking spaces and parking for commercial vehicles ( buses, shuttles, etc.). The surface parking in the center of the airport will revise planning and the terminal roadway system will have modifications to serve the terminal and garage facilities. An electronic copy of this presentation can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office.
 
 2. There may be a general discussion regarding current Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Committee issues.
 
 3. Closed Session • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 1 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 2 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss real estate; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsections 3 and 13 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss personnel matters; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 9 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss employee labor negotiations; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 11 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss specifications for competitive bidding; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 12 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss sealed bids or proposals; or • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 17 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss confidential or privileged communications with auditors.
 
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