Last Published: 6/19/2009 9:11:51 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - DEB HERMANN
Present:8 - ED FORD, MELBA CURLS, SHARON SANDERS BROOKS, BETH GOTTSTEIN, JAN MARCASON, TERRY RILEY, CATHY JOLLY, JOHN SHARP
Excused:4 - BILL SKAGGS, RUSS JOHNSON, CINDY CIRCO, MARK FUNKHOUSER
 

090527
RESOLUTION - Welcoming to Kansas City, Missouri, participants of the League of Women Voters’ 2009 Kyrgyzstan Civic Hosting Program, sponsored by the Open World Leadership Center.


Adopted

Ayes: 8 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp
Nays: 0

090475
Approving the plat of South Hyde Park Condominium, an addition in Jackson 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. (SD1409)


Passed

Ayes: 8 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp
Nays: 0

090476
Approving the plat of Stonegate, an addition in Platte County, Missouri; accepting and releasing a certain easement; establishing grades on public ways; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD0049H)


Passed

Ayes: 8 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp
Nays: 0

090130
Approving a Development Assistance Agreement between Citadel Plaza, LLC and Block & Company, Inc. in connection with the Southtown Urban Life Development Tax Increment Financing Plan; approving the form of First Amendment to Cooperative Agreement to be executed by the City, the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri, and Citadel Plaza LLC, and authorizing the City Manager to execute the First Amendment to Cooperative Agreement in such form; and determining that all requirements prior to the advance of City funds have been satisfied.


Councilmember Riley Move To Hold On Docket

Seconded by Councilmember Sharp
Ayes: 8 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp
Nays: 0


Held on Docket (6/25/2009)

Ayes: 8 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp
Nays: 0

090478
(Sub.)
Reducing an appropriation in the amount of $120,000.00 in the General Fund; and appropriating it to the Business Customer Service Center account of the General Fund.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 8 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp
Nays: 0

090483
Approving the issuance by the City of Kansas City, Missouri, of its Special Obligation Bonds to finance a portion of the costs relating to the Performing Arts Center parking garage; and approving and authorizing certain documents and actions relating to the issuance of the bonds.


Passed

Ayes: 8 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp
Nays: 0

090352
Approving the Asset Transfer and Capacity Building Plan enabling the transfer of assets from Housing and Economic Development Financial Corporation and authorizing its submission to the U.S. District Court, Western District in City of Kansas City, Mo. v. Housing and Economic Development Corporation, Case No. 05-00368-CV-W-GAF.


Councilmember Sanders Brooks Move To Hold On Docket

Seconded by Councilmember Ford
Ayes: 8 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp
Nays: 0


Held on Docket (6/25/2009)

Ayes: 8 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp
Nays: 0

090487
Authorizing the conveyance of three parcels of property generally located at 2454 Tracy, 2449 Forest and 2457 Forest in the Beacon Hill Development Project to the Beacon Hill Developers and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents.


Passed

Ayes: 8 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp
Nays: 0

090493
Authorizing the Acting Director or the Director of Housing and Community Development and/or the court-appointed Receiver of the Housing and Economic Development Financial Corporation (“HEDFC”), pursuant to approval by the Federal Court, to accelerate the forgiveness of all single-family loans currently in HEDFC’s portfolio that do not have a principal and/or interest payment requirement and have satisfied the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s affordability period and, if applicable, the tax credit forgiveness schedule.


Passed

Ayes: 8 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp
Nays: 0

090395
Replacing a portion of the KCIA Area Plan with the KCI Area Plan as a guide for the future development and public investment within the area bounded by the city limits of Kansas City, Missouri on the north, city limits to Amity and then along Highway 152 on the south, Platte/Clay County boundary on the east, and city limits of Kansas City, Missouri on the west. (247-S-112)


Passed

Ayes: 8 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp
Nays: 0

090408
Amending Section A of Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 080997 which approved an amendment to a previously approved preliminary plan in District R-5-p on approximately a 6.28 acre tract of land generally located at the northeast corner of 51st Street and Swope Parkway, to eliminate the requirement of sidewalks on Cleveland Avenue.


Passed

Ayes: 8 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp
Nays: 0

090421
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Director of General Services to execute a lease agreement with Martin Luther King Village, L.P., for the lease of City-owned property located at 2001 E. 25th Street.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 8 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp
Nays: 0

090426
Approving an amendment to a previously approved preliminary plan in District C-2-p on approximately a 1.19 acre tract of land generally located on the north side of 103rd Street about 2000 feet east of State Line Road. (8319-P-11)


Passed

Ayes: 8 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp
Nays: 0

090427
Vacating Lydia Avenue from E. 8th Street to E. 9th Street and the adjacent east-west and north-south alleys, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, retaining a utility easement and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1607-V)


Passed

Ayes: 8 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp
Nays: 0

090442
RESOLUTION - Replacing the North Oak Corridor Land Use and Development Plan and a portion of the Briarcliff-Antioch-Davidson Area Plan with the Briarcliff – Winnwood Area Plan for an area bounded by the city limits of Gladstone, Missouri and Pleasant Valley Road (north), the city limits of North Kansas City, Missouri and Missouri Highway 210 (south), Interstate Highway I-435 (east) and the city limits of Kansas City, Missouri (west). (673-S)


Adopted

Ayes: 8 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp
Nays: 0

090496
Estimating and appropriating revenue in the amount of $242,586.00 from the enforcement of certain Solid Waste regulations.


Passed

Ayes: 8 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp
Nays: 0

090494
Estimating revenue and appropriating $2,000,000.00 in MTFC loan proceeds in FY 2009-10; and designating requisitioning authority.


Passed

Ayes: 8 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp
Nays: 0

090500
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to establish a long-term, sustainable City-wide curb and sidewalk improvement program to improve the conditions of the City’s curbs and sidewalks to approved industry standard.


Passed

Ayes: 8 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Riley Move to Waive Charter Requirement
MOVE THAT THE CHARTER REQUIREMENTS FOR READING OF ORDINANCE NO(S): ADVANCE CONSENTS: 090510 090515 ADVANCE DEBATES: 090444 (2sub) 090450 (sub) 090486 090492 (sub) 090501 (sub)ON THREE SEPARATE DAYS BE WAIVED AND THAT THIS ORDINANCE BE ADVANCED FOR FINAL READING AND CONSIDERATION AT THIS TIME.
 
Ayes: 9 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Jolly, Sharp
Nays: 0

090510
Approving and authorizing settlement of the lawsuit styled Norman Forester v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, et al., Case No. 0816-CV04367.


Passed

Ayes: 8 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp
Nays: 0

090515
Cancelling the City Council standing committee meetings and legislative and business sessions scheduled for the week of June 29, 2009.


Passed

Ayes: 8 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp
Nays: 0

090444
(Sub.)
Establishing that the City is to continue the process of potentially developing a 1,000-room convention center hotel (the “Hotel Project”); appropriating $500,000 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Convention and Tourism Fund for professional services relating to the Hotel Project; and establishing a steering committee to oversee, advise and report to the Mayor and City Council on the potential Hotel Project.


Councilmember Riley Move To Hold On Docket

Seconded by Councilmember Sanders Brooks
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Sanders Brooks, Riley
Nays: 5 - Ford, Curls, Gottstein, Marcason, Sharp


Failed



Passed As Second Substitute

Ayes: 8 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp
Nays: 0

090450
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Director of Convention and Entertainment Centers to execute a contract with the Westport Regional Business League to fund the advertisement and promotion of convention and tourism business in the City in an amount not to exceed $495,000.00; and adjusting appropriations in the General Fund and Public Mass Transportation Fund.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 8 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp
Nays: 0

090486
Stating the intent of the Council to use a Master Equipment Lease/Purchase for the acquisition of a fuel management system; estimating and appropriating $1,050,000.00 in the City’s Equipment Lease Acquisition Fund; stating the intent of the Council to reimburse itself expenditures; and designating requisition authority.


Passed

Ayes: 8 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp
Nays: 0

090492
(Sub.)
 Appropriating $368,602 in the Convention and Tourism Fund for management and operations of Kemper Arena and American Royal Center for the first four months of Fiscal Year 2009-2010.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 8 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp
Nays: 0

090501
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Fire Chief to enter into 12-month agreements with the jurisdictions listed below to provide services.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 8 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Jolly Move to Waive Charter Requirement
MOVE THAT THE CHARTER REQUIREMENTS FOR READING OF THE ORDINANCE ON THREE SEPARATE OCCASIONS IS WAIVED FOR THE ORDINANCE ON SECOND READING ON PAGE 7 TODAY’S DOCKET AND THAT THIS ORDINANCE BE PLACED ON THE DOCKET NEXT WEEK FOR THIRD READING.
 
Ayes: 9 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Jolly, Sharp
Nays: 0

090479
Reducing $3,593,574.00 in revenue; reducing $8,762,321.18 in appropriations; increasing appropriations by $3,324,473.68 all in the Capital Equipment Lease Acquisition Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

090481
Estimating revenues in the amount of $1,362,795.00 in the Economic Development Initiative Fund; appropriating $43,512.53 to certain Economic Development Initiative Fund accounts; and designating requisitioning authority.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

090420
Declaring an area of about 520 acres generally bounded by Blue Ridge Boulevard on the north, the Missouri Pacific Railroad on the south, the Big Blue River on the east and a line parallel to and 1/8 mile west of Wyandotte Street on the west, as a blighted and insanitary area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Missouri Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority law and approving the Martin City Neighborhood Urban Renewal Plan. (672-S)


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

090447
(Sub.)
Reducing appropriations in the General Fund in the amount of $400,000.00; estimating $110,000.00 in revenue from the New Market Tax Credits CDE; appropriating $510,000.00 to various accounts in the General Fund to pay for development finance services.


Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted
 
 Councilmember Jolly Move to Waive Charter Requirement
MOVE THAT THE CHARTER REQUIREMENT FOR READING OF ORDINANCES ON THREE SEPARATE OCCASIONS BE WAIVED FOR THE ORDINANCES ON FIRST READING ON PAGES 8-10 OF TODAY’S DOCKET AND THAT THESE ORDINANCES BE INTRODUCED AS LISTED TO THE COMMITTEE SO DESIGNATED.
 
Ayes: 9 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Jolly, Sharp
Nays: 0

090508
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to implement the plan for the earnings tax initiative to include initiatives for taxpayer data and service management, enhanced taxpayer compliance, and improvements to business processes and establishing a reporting mechanism for implementation of the structure.


Referred to Finance and Audit Committee

090525
Reducing the Contingent Appropriation in the General Fund by $200,000.00; transferring to the Police Department; and appropriating it to cover the costs associated with four additional positions for animal control and tow services dispatch at the Police Department.


Referred to Finance and Audit Committee

090528
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Capitol Indemnity v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, Case No. 01CV221216.


Referred to Finance and Audit Committee

090529
Reducing appropriations in the Capital Improvements Fund in the amount of $1,092,225.00 and appropriating it to accounts in the Capital Improvements Fund for projects in the Second, Third, Fifth and Sixth Council Districts.


Referred to Finance and Audit Committee

090516
Accepting a grant from Aquila-Missouri in the amount of $279,876.00 to provide weatherization services; reestimating revenue in the amount of $279,876.00 in the Special Housing Rehabilitation Loan Fund; increasing an appropriation in the Aquila Home Weatherization Grant account of the Special Housing Rehabilitation Loan Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


Referred to Housing Committee

090517
Accepting a grant from the Kansas City Power and Light Company in the amount of $467,747.00 to provide weatherization services; estimating revenue in the additional amount of $92,747.00 in the Special Housing Rehabilitation Loan Fund; increasing appropriations in the amount of $92,747.00 in the KCPL Home Weatherization Grant account of the Special Housing Rehabilitation Loan Fund; and designating requisition authority.


Referred to Housing Committee

090530
Authorizing the Acting Director of Neighborhood and Community Services to enter into contracts up to $1,269,885.00 with various organizations to provide child care, homeless planning and prevention, social services, youth and other public services from Community Development Block Grant funding approved in the 2009 One Year Action Plan.


Referred to Housing Committee

090520
Amending a previously approved development plan in District GP-3 on approximately a 5.0 acre tract of land generally located at the northwest corner of N.W. Tiffany Springs Road and N. Congress Avenue. (6050-GP-5)


Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee

090521
Approving the preliminary plat of Levitt’s Resubdivision on a 0.29 acre tract of land generally located at the northwest corner of Main Street and W. 43rd Street. (SD 1407)


Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee

090522
Vacating the north-south alley east of Grand Boulevard from Missouri Avenue to 5th Street, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, reserving a utility easement, and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1528-V)


Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee

090523
Approving an amendment to a previously approved preliminary plan in District GP-3/4 on a 2.5 acre tract of land generally located at the southeast corner of N.W. Prairie View Road and N. Congress Avenue. (13573-GP-2)


Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee

090524
Approving an amendment to a previously approved development plan in District GP-2 (General Transient Retail Business) / GP-3 (Regional Business) on approximately 30 acres generally located at the northwest corner of N. Ambassador Drive and Newark Circle at 11500 Ambassador Drive. (5990-GP-7)


Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee

090531
Approving an amendment to a previously approved preliminary plan in District CP-2 on approximately 15 acres of land generally located at the southwest corner of Missouri Highway 152 and N. Oak Trafficway, to allow a restaurant and additional commercial development. (12369-CP-4).


Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee

090532
Rezoning an area of approximately 28 acres generally located at the northeast corner of Blue Parkway and E. 63rd Street from District CP-2 to District URD, and approving a development plan for the same. (6141-URD-10)


Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee

090518
Authorizing the execution of a 30 year lease with 5 five-year renewal options of the KCI Energy Center and specified land at the Kansas City International Airport between the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and KCPL Greater Missouri Operations Company.


Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

090519
Authorizing the Capital Improvement Management Office to execute a Cooperative Agreement with Weatherby Lake, Missouri for improvements to Barry Road between N. Potomac and N. Conant Streets; and directing the City Clerk to file this ordinance and attached Cooperative Agreement in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Platte County, Missouri.


Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

090526
Authorizing an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Leawood, Kansas, for resurfacing of State Line Road.


Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
 
 Councilmember Gottstein Move To Introduce
Hate Crimes and Hate Speech-090533
 
Ayes: 9 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Jolly, Sharp
Nays: 0

090533
RESOLUTION - Condemning hate crimes and hate speech.


Adopted

Ayes: 9 - Hermann, Ford, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Jolly, Sharp
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Sanders Brooks Move To Introduce

090534
RESOLUTION - Approving the application for funding under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 in accordance with the Notice of Fund Availability for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, 2009; authorizing submission of said application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and certifying said application.


Referred to Housing Committee
 
MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS