Last Published: 12/8/2006 1:25:24 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:3 - BECKY NACE, JIM GLOVER, TROY NASH
Excused:1 - DEB HERMANN
 

061223
Authorizing the Director of City Development to execute a contract for the mothballing of the two colonnade apartment buildings located at 1312-1314 and 1322-1324 E. 27th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Tom Coyle, Director of City Planning, stated that the mothballing process was required by HUD before any projects could move forward at these locations.
Ayes: 3 - Nace, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

061230
Amending Chapter 14, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 14-60, Pit bulls, and enacting in lieu thereof one new section of like number and subject matter pertaining to pit bull dogs.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Lesley Fosberg, Manager-Animal Control, stated that the ordinance that called for the spay and neutering of pit bulls omitted show dogs. This ordinance exempts show dogs from the requirements of ordinance no. 060806.
Ayes: 3 - Nace, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

061239
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to identify $60,000.00 within the current budget with which to fund a contract with Mustard Seeds Unlimited, Inc. for the purpose of providing a placement option for out-of-school suspensions or expulsions for students in grades 4 through 12 in the Kansas City, North Kansas City, and Hickman Mills School Districts.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (12/13/2006)"
This item was held until the next meeting of the committee.

061243
Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 10-212, Distances from churches or schools, and enacting in lieu thereof one new section of like number and subject matter, that provides for by-drink restaurant/bar and package liquor sales on property previously owned by and adjacent to the Baptist Theological Seminary located at North Oak and Vivion Road and provides for by-drink restaurant/bar liquor licenses in the vicinity of 51st and Oak Street.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
This item was originally held until the next meeting pending further dialogue with landowners in the area in question. The committee asked for more information from the neighborhood associations in the project area. This item was revisited towards the end of the committee meeting. Mike Nigro, attorney for clients in the Visitation Church area testified before the committee. It was understood that there had been dialogue between city staff and representatives from the church. The church was in support of the legislation. Les Washington, Director of Neighborhood and Community Services, stated that he would make sure information was given to the committee for review. This item was passed out of committee with a recommendation of "Do Pass" because it would give all interested parties time to communicate their support/opposition before the item came up for vote by the full council.
Ayes: 3 - Nace, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

061245
Authorizing a six month $450,000.00 contract with Bill Benfer d/b/a Benfer's Tow for towing abandoned and impounded vehicles.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Benny Jackson, Neighborhood and Community Services, stated that this ordinance would allow the city to enter into a contract for the towing of vehicles. David Park, Deputy Director of Neighborhood and Community Services, also testified regarding this ordinance.
Ayes: 3 - Nace, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

061246
Amending Chapter 54, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new Article V, Secondary Metal Recyclers.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (12/13/2006)"

061267
Authorizing acceptance of a $128,700.00 grant award with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide funding to support special projects for the City of Kansas City, Missouri; authorizing execution of a contract in the amount of $128,700.00 with Swope Community Builders for the City to provide resources to support the Linwood Housing area neighborhood initiative project; increasing revenue in the amount of $128,700.00 in the Econ Dev Initiative-HUD Grant Fund; and increasing appropriations in the amount of $128,700.00 in the Econ Dev Initiative-HUD Grant Fund.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Yolanda McKinzey, Budget Office, testified that this ordinance would allow the city to accept a grant that helps with rehabilitation of houses in the Linwood Housing area. The City would act as a receiver for the contract that was awarded to Swope Community Builders.
Ayes: 3 - Nace, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0
 
 There will be a progress report on Animal Health and Public Safety issues. Lesley Forsberg, Animal Control Manager, stated that seven additional officers and two field supervisors had been hired and there would be an additional seven officers coming on board by February 2007. The section division should have enough staff in place by December 1st to enforce the new animal control legislation passed earlier in the year. Ms. Forsberg also gave the committee statistics on the number of animals that had been spayed or neutered. She talked about the number of animals that had been put down. She gave statistics on the number of dog bites and the ratio of pit bull attacks versus other breed of dog attacks. There will be a short presentation regarding a Flu Pandemic. Dr. Rex Archer, Director of the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department, stated that the department had been able to secure some funds from Emergency Preparedness for educating the public about a potential flu pandemic in the area. (A handout is on file in the Office of the City Clerk.) Meredith Parrish, Health Department, gave an update on outreach activities that were highlights of the handout given to the committee. There will be general discussion of Neighborhood Development and Housing Committee issues. Delita Dean, Neighborhood and Community Services, made a presentation before the committee regarding a Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP) The purpose of the program is to create a relationship between the city and neighborhoods to assess the needs of the neighborhoods. The city, working with the neighborhoods, then find ways to address those needs.