Last Published: 2/23/2009 11:48:05 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - SHARON SANDERS BROOKS
Present:4 - MELBA CURLS, ED FORD, JOHN SHARP, BILL SKAGGS
 

090049
Estimating revenue in the amount of $40,000.00 in the WHO Mulkey Square Contribution account; appropriating $40,000.00 from the General Fund to the WHO Mulkey Square account; designating requisitioning authority; and authorizing expenditure of $40,000.00 to the Westside Housing Organization to provide loans and grants for housing services.


HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Jerome Robins and Shirley Winn both testified regarding the WHO Mulkey Square Project. The ordinance would allow the appropriation of $40,000,00 for a cooperative agreement. Shirley Winn and Jerome Robins both indicated that the funds would be used to improve homes and insure the continued effects of the City and it's citizens to have affordable, energy effecient home with lower utility cost.
Ayes: 4 - Sanders Brooks, Curls, Ford, Sharp
Nays: 0

090051
Increasing revenue in the amount of $381,129.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund and increasing appropriations in the amount of $9,575.00 in the Housing Opportunities for Persons Living with AIDS (HOPWA) Grant account of the Governmental Grants Fund for the purpose of continuing housing services through the end of the current fiscal year;


HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Terry Gray and Vickie Watson of the Health Department were present to testify regarding the HOPWA funding for contract period June 1, 2008 to May 31, 2009. This ordinance would help persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families with rental assistance and other housing needs as well as pay salaries into the new grant fiscal year.
Ayes: 4 - Sanders Brooks, Curls, Ford, Sharp
Nays: 0

090052
Authorizing acceptance and approval of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) grant in the amount of $165,396.00; estimating revenue and appropriating the sum of $165,396.00 to the Home Weatherization LIHEAP account in the Special Housing Rehabilitation Loan Fund; designating requisition authority; and directing the City Clerk to file the attached agreement with the appropriate offices.


HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Bob Jackson and Patrick McNamara were present to testify on the ordinance for the( LIHEAP) Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program grants. The estimated $165,396.00 will rehabilitate 60+ home in Clay, Platte and Jackson counties. The type of services provided would be replacement and installation of furnaces, hot water tanks and other improvement that would make the homes more energy efficient.
Ayes: 4 - Sanders Brooks, Curls, Ford, Sharp
Nays: 0

090054
Authorizing acceptance and approval of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Weatherization Assistance Grant in the additional amount of $26,601.00 for the AmerenUE grant; estimating revenues and increasing appropriations in the amount of $26,601.00 in the Special Housing Rehabilitation Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Bob Jackson, Neighborhood and Community Services explained that the ordinance would allow for the additional amount of $26,601.00 for the AmerenUE grant for weatherization of homes. He added that by combining these funds and others they would be able to rehab more homes and improve them to a greater degree than in the past. He stated that there are also the expected funds from the federal government that are estimated between $700,000 and 9,000,000.
Ayes: 4 - Sanders Brooks, Curls, Ford, Sharp
Nays: 0

081277
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 56, Code of Ordinances, by adding Article VI, Registration of vacant properties and foreclosing properties.


HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A THIRD COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Katie James, explained the proposed changes to the ordinance that include but are not limited to extending the timeframe for registering a property from 90 days to 120 days of continued vacancy. This was the third substitute for the ordinance. Mr. Larry Washington, Northland Neighborhood Associations and others were present to testify regarding the ordinance. Public speaker cards are on file in the City Clerks Office.
 
 David Park, Neighborhood and Community Services will give a report on vacant and demolished properties. This item was not heard. There will be continued discussion of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit LIHTC Scoring Criteria. This item was discussion in brief by Shirley Winn and the Committee. The Committee agreed that Ms. Winn was on the right track with direction of the scoring criteria and the information that would be submitted to HUD. It was suggested that a resolution be written to garner support from the full council for the plan being submitted. There will be discussion of the HEDFC Transition Plan. Shirley Winn and Robert Miller explained that things were going well with the receivership. There may be general discussion(s) on current Housing Committee issues. 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.