Last Published: 10/20/2009 4:38:00 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - RUSS JOHNSON
Present:4 - MELBA CURLS, TERRY RILEY, JAN MARCASON, BILL SKAGGS
 
 
 Gerald Smith - General Services

090862
Authorizing the Director of General Services to execute a $1,249,894.00 contract with Larrison Construction, Inc. for renovations and site improvements at the Swope Ridge Geriatric Center; and authorizing the Director of General Services to amend the contract without council approval and expend $1,562,367.00 for the contract.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Gerald Smith, Robert Reeves and Loretta Creek, General Services, testified on behalf of this ordinance and answered questions from the committee. Patrick Klein, Budget and Management Office, answered questions regarding funding with bonds. There was no public testimony. This ordinance will authorize a $1,249,894.00 construction contract with Larrison Construction, Inc. for Second Floor Renovations and Miscellaneous Site Improvements at the Swope Ridge Geriatric Center and authorize the Director of General Services to expend $1,562,367.00.
Ayes: 3 - Johnson, Marcason, Skaggs
Nays: 0
 
 Bernardo Garcia - Water Services

090863
Authorizing the Director of Water Services to execute Change Order 1 for $500,000.00 for Contract No. 979, Sewer Line Repairs at Various Locations, 2009 Fiscal Year, with Blue Nile Engineering, Inc., for additional work under the contract, renewing the term of the contract for an additional year; authorizing the Director of Water Services Department to expend up to an additional $500,000.00 for the work from funds previously appropriated; and authorizing the Director of Finance to return unexpended appropriations to the appropriate account.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Bernardo Garcia, Water Services, explained the purpose of this ordinance and answered questions from the committee. There was no public testimony. This ordinance will authorize the Director of Water Services to execute Change Order 1 for $500,000.00 for Contract No. 979, Sewer Line Repairs at Various Locations, 2009 Fiscal Year, with Blue Nile Engineering, Inc. for additional construction work under the contract; and authorize the Director of Water Services Department to expend funds up to the amount of $500,000.00 from funds previously appropriated.
Ayes: 5 - Johnson, Curls, Riley, Marcason, Skaggs
Nays: 0

090874
Authorizing the Director of Water Services to execute a contract with Mid America Assistance Coalition to administer a low-income assistance program for payment of water bills.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Bernardo Garcia and Sean Hennessey, Water Services, testified on behalf of this ordinance and answered questions from the committee. David Johnson, Mid-America Assistance Coalition, testified on behalf of this ordinance and answered questions from the committee. Jackie Powell, Neighborhood and Community Services, testified in support of this ordinance. Rae Lewis, Missouri Gas Energy, testified on behalf of Mid-America Coalition regarding its beneficial services. Scott Jeffers, United Way 211, testified regarding the need for water bill assistance in the city. This ordinance will authorize a contract with Mid-America Assistance Coalition to administer a low-income assistance program for payment of water bills.
Ayes: 4 - Johnson, Curls, Riley, Marcason
Nays: 0
 
 Stan Harris - Public Works

090870
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute a contract in the amount of $449,853.25 with Brungardt Honomichl & Company, P.A. for traffic signal inventory and data collection services; authorizing the Director of Public Works to expend $449,853.25 for the project; and designating requisitioning authority.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Stan Harris and Gregory Rokos, Public Works, testified on behalf of this ordinance and answered questions from the committee. There was no public testimony. This ordinance will authorize a $449,853.25 contract with Brungardt Honomichl & Company.
Ayes: 4 - Johnson, Curls, Marcason, Skaggs
Nays: 0

090820
(Sub.)
Reducing Bridge Rehabilitation Program Funds from various accounts in the amount of $1,930,000.00 and appropriating this sum to the 12th Street Viaduct Phase III; authorizing an increase in the contingency of a contract with Comanche Construction, Inc. for the 12th Street Viaduct Phase III; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing an emergency.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Stan Harris, Public Works, testified on behalf of this ordinance and answered questions from the committee. This ordinance will reallocate the City's Bridge Program Funds from surplus on various bridge projects to the 12th Street Viaduct Phase III Project.
Ayes: 5 - Johnson, Curls, Riley, Marcason, Skaggs
Nays: 0

090822
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into various Chouteau Agreements; reducing funds in the amount of $5,258,650.60 and appropriating this sum to the Chouteau Parkway Project; reducing funds in the amount of $69,763.05 and appropriating this sum to the Chouteau Parkway Project; reducing funds in the amount of $1,800,000.00; estimating and appropriating revenue in the amount of $1,800,000.00; allocating future funds of $7,983,012.00 to the projects; and designating requisitioning authority.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (10/22/2009)"
 
 There may be general discussion regarding current Transportation and Infrastructure issues. None 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. No closed session.