Last Published: 9/18/2009 10:59:51 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - MARK FUNKHOUSER
Present:11 - DEB HERMANN, BILL SKAGGS, ED FORD, RUSS JOHNSON, MELBA CURLS, SHARON SANDERS BROOKS, BETH GOTTSTEIN, JAN MARCASON, CINDY CIRCO, TERRY RILEY, JOHN SHARP
Excused:1 - CATHY JOLLY
 

090801
RESOLUTION - Expressing support for the six week City employees’ Start! Walking program which will increase the level of physical activity of City employees in order to improve the overall health of City employees.


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090805
COMMUNICATION - Notice received on August 28, 2009 from KCI/I-29 Community Improvement District regarding their annual report.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090809
COMMUNICATION - Notice received on August 28, 2009 from Westport Community Improvement District regarding their 2009 Annual Report.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090810
COMMUNICATION - Notice received from Shoal Creek Valley Community Improvement District regarding their 2009 Annual Report.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090811
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP regarding additional signature pages submitted for a petition to establish the Greenway Fields Neighborhood Community Improvement District.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090777
RESOLUTION - Approving the mayoral appointments of Jeff Rumaner and Mary Lindsay to the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri and the Downtown Economic Stimulus Authority of Kansas City, Missouri.


Adopted
standing rule - 14 make names separate for vote Jeff Runamer 8 ayes 4 nays
Ayes: 8 - Hermann, Skaggs, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Circo, Riley, Funkhouser
Nays: 4 - Ford, Gottstein, Marcason, Sharp


Adopted
Mary Lindsay 11 ayes 1 abtained
Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090787
Cancelling the City Council standing committee meetings and legislative and business sessions for the weeks of October 5, 2009; November 9, 2009; November 23, 2009; December 21, 2009; and December 28, 2009.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090736
Approving the plat of Creative World, an addition in Clay County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; 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. (SD0823C)


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090767
Approving the plat of Executive Hills Polo Club, an addition in Platte County, Missouri; accepting and releasing 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. (SD0385A)


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090775
Repealing Ordinance No. 070862 that approved the plat of East Eighth Street Townhomes and enacting a new Ordinance that approves the plat of East Eighth Street Townhomes, Lots 1 & 2, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri; accepting various easements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1286)


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090662
Authorizing the Director of General Services to execute a $420,330.00 contract with KONE, Inc. for the new elevator installation project at the Municipal Courts Building; authorizing the Director to amend the contract without Council approval and to expend up to $450,000.00 for the project.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090706
Amending Ordinance No. 090573 passed July 23, 2009; authorizing funding for assessment work on various streets by repealing Section 2 thereof and taking funding for the projects from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Revolving Public Improvement Fund.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090771
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute a cooperative agreement with the Missouri Department of Transportation for use of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) grant funds on the 31st Street Traffic Signal Project; estimating revenue and appropriating $800,000.00 to the 2009 ARRA Stimulus Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090772
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute a cooperative agreement with the Missouri Department of Transportation for use of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) grant funds on the 39th Street Traffic Signal Project; estimating revenue and appropriating $400,000.00 to the 2009 ARRA Stimulus Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090773
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute a cooperative agreement with the Missouri Department of Transportation for use of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) grant funds on the Traffic Control Center Project; estimating revenue and appropriating $750,000.00 to the 2009 ARRA Stimulus Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090756
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Amending the Standing Rules to add a Standing Rule 22-C, Appointments to boards and commissions, to require that appointments requiring Council approval be made by ordinance.


Councilmember Riley Move To Hold On Docket

Seconded by Councilmember Ford
Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0


Held on Docket (9/24/2009)

090782
Approving a Declaration of Building Restriction between the City and Dunn Realty Inc. for the parking garage and office building at the northeast corner of 11th and Locust.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090754
(Sub.)
Assigning new responsibilities for the delivery and management of ambulance services to the Fire Department by enacting a new Section 2-232, “Ambulance services duties of director” within Chapter 2, Article V, Division 4 of the Code of Ordinances; amending Section 34-363, Code of Ordinances entitled “Emergency medical services coordinating committee” reflecting the change in the provision of ambulance services by modifying the membership of the Emergency medical services coordinating committee; reducing the Contingent Appropriation in the General Fund by $100,000.00 and appropriating $100,000.00 for ambulance service transition expenses to cover costs associated with transitioning and establishing the delivery and management of ambulance services in the fire department; and recognizing an emergency.


Councilmember Sharp Move to Amend

Seconded by Councilmember Johnson
Ayes: 10 - Skaggs, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 2 - Hermann, Ford


Councilmember Ford Move To Hold On Docket
1 week
Seconded by Councilmember Sharp
Ayes: 4 - Skaggs, Ford, Gottstein, Sharp
Nays: 8 - Hermann, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Funkhouser


Passed As Substituted And Further Amended

Ayes: 10 - Hermann, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 2 - Skaggs, Ford

090788
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Establishing a Homelessness Task Force (“Task Force”) to identify the issues related to homelessness; developing a Plan (“Plan”) to address these issues which will include both immediate and long term strategies, funding options, and suggestions as to how the Council may best partner with governmental entities, private businesses and the community in furtherance of the Plan; presenting said Plan to the Council for recommendation and implementation; and directing the City Manager to make available staff and non-monetary resources as necessary.


Adopted as Substituted

Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090781
Authorizing the Director of Water Services Department to execute a Settlement and Release Agreement with the City of Liberty, Missouri to return overpayments made by Liberty, in the form of monthly credits over a five year term for a total amount of $538,960.00.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Hermann Move to Waive Charter Requirement
MOVE THAT THE CHARTER REQUIREMENTS FOR READING OF ORDINANCE NO(S): ADVANCE CONSENTS: There are no consent items this week. ADVANCE DEBATES: 090800 ON THREE SEPARATE DAYS BE WAIVED AND THAT THIS ORDINANCE BE ADVANCED FOR FINAL READING AND CONSIDERATION AT THIS TIME.
 
Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090800
Authorizing the City Attorney to execute a release of the Receiver appointed in the City of Kansas City, Missouri v. HEDFC lawsuit from any liability to the City arising from transfer of Registry Square parcels to Habitat for Humanity and to execute an agreement providing for the introduction of an appropriation ordinance in the event a third party claim is asserted against the Receiver arising from the same transfer.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Skaggs 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 6-9 OF TODAY’S DOCKET AND THAT THESE ORDINANCES BE INTRODUCED AS LISTED TO THE COMMITTEE SO DESIGNATED.
 
Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090825
Reducing and appropriating $200,000.00 in the General Fund for special transit projects.


Referred to Finance and Audit Committee

090812
Authorizing acceptance of a $2,371,367.00 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Community Development Block Grant Program as established in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; appropriating funds and estimating revenues in the amount of $2,371,367.00 to the ARRA Stimulus Fund grant account; authorizing execution of contracts with various nonprofit organizations for project implementation; and designating requisitioning authorities.


Referred to Housing Committee

090813
Authorizing acceptance of a $1,162,997.00 grant from the Missouri Department of Economic Development through the Community Development Block Grant Neighborhood Stabilization Block Grant to assist the City in the acquisition and redevelopment of foreclosed and abandoned properties; estimating additional revenue in the amount of $1,162,997.00 in the Neighborhood Stabilization Grant Fund; increasing appropriations in the amount of $1,162,997.00 to the NSP accounts; and designating requisitioning authority.


Referred to Housing Committee

090806
Approving the plat of Tiffany Springs Plaza – First Plat, an addition in Platte County, Missouri; accepting various easements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1417)


Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee

090818
Approving the Blue Valley PIEA General Development Plan for an area of approximately 2,620 acres generally bounded by the Big Blue River on the north, 43rd Street (extended) on the south, I-435 and the City of Independence on the east, and the Big Blue River and Missouri Pacific Railroad on the west and declaring the area included in such plan to be a blighted and insanitary area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Missouri Planned Industrial Expansion Authority (PIEA) Law 100.300-100.620. (674-S)


Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee

090819
Rezoning an area of approximately 2.78 acres generally located at 1600 Olive Street from District M-1-p to District URD, and approving a development plan for the same. (7372-URD-26)


Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee

090824
Authorizing the Director of City Planning and Development to enter into a Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreement on behalf of the City with Abbott Properties, L.L.C., in the amount of $2,800,000.00 for the purchase of real property located at 1207 Grand Boulevard; appropriating $3,000,000 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of Fund No. 5050 in the Downtown Arena Debt Fund; designating requisitioning authority; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon completion; and directing the City Clerk to record the deed when it is received by the City.


Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee

090802
Accepting and approving a six-month $355,000.00 contract amendment with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to provide funding for HIV case management services in Kansas City, Missouri; increasing revenue in the amount of $93,424.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund; and increasing appropriations in the amount of $12,710.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund.


Referred to Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee

090803
Accepting and approving a one-year Minority AIDS Initiative grant award in the amount of $208,714.00 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide funding for case management services to minority populations; increasing revenue and appropriations in the amount of $8,857.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund.


Referred to Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee

090804
Accepting and approving a $44,351.00 contract amendment with Truman Medical Center, Inc. to provide additional primary health care services to eligible clients in the Kansas City Transitional Grant Area who meet Ryan White Title I guidelines.


Referred to Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee

090814
Accepting and approving an $8,500.00 contract amendment with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to provide funding for the development and support of community-based coalitions to reduce smoking and tobacco use; and authorizing the expenditure of $8,500.00 in the Tobacco Use and Prevention account of the Government Grants Fund.


Referred to Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee

090816
Authorizing the Fire Department Director to execute on behalf of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, an agreement with the City of Liberty, Missouri, to provide mutual assistance when significant emergency circumstances exist or on an automatic basis under certain circumstances.


Referred to Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee

090817
Authorizing the Fire Department Director to execute on behalf of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, an agreement with the City of Gladstone, Missouri, to provide mutual assistance when significant emergency circumstances exist or on an automatic basis under certain circumstances.


Referred to Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee

090807
Estimating revenue and appropriating the sum of $200,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Capital Improvements Fund to connect the sidewalks along Shoal Creek Parkway; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

090808
Estimating revenue and appropriating the sum of $500,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Capital Improvements Fund for the N.E. 96th Street and N. Reinking Road project; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

090815
RESOLUTION - Approving a project of the Industrial Development Authority of the county of Platte County, Missouri, to be located in Kansas City, Missouri.


Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

090820
Reducing Bridge Rehabilitation Program Funds in the amount of $3,164,500.00; appropriating this sum to Red Bridge Road Bridge and the 12th Street Viaduct Phase III; reducing Bridge Rehabilitation Program Funds in the amount of $700,000.00; appropriating this sum to Red Bridge Road Bridge; reducing Bridge Rehabilitation Program Funds in the amount of $157,000.00; appropriating this sum to the 12th Street Viaduct Phase III; and designating requisitioning authority.


Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

090821
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into a $39,403.00 agreement with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDot) for sidewalk repairs to the Grand Ave Bridge; and authorizing the Director of Public Works to expend $39,403.00 for the repairs.


Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

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.


Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

090823
Authorizing the Director of Water Services to execute, on behalf of the City, an easement agreement amendment with Kansas City Power and Light (KCPL) for the construction and maintenance of electrical service at the vehicle impound facility.


Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

090826
Authorizing the Director of Water Services to execute Change Order 1 for $700,000.00 for Contract No. 09033, Citywide Asphalt and Concrete Repairs North of the Missouri River 2009-10, with Superior Bowen Asphalt Company, LLC for additional work; and authorizing the Director of Water Services Department to expend funds up to the amount of $700,000.00 from funds previously appropriated; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
 
 Councilmember Sanders Brooks Move To Introduce
 
Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090827
Authorizing acceptance of a $492,897.00 Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Grant from the Missouri Department of Social Services as established in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; appropriating and estimating revenues in the amount of $492,897.00 to the ARRA Stimulus Fund accounts; authorizing execution of contracts with various nonprofit organizations for project implementation; authorizing execution of a Memorandum of Understanding with Clay County, Missouri; designating requisitioning authority; and declaring an emergency.


Councilmember Sanders Brooks Move to Advance

Seconded by Councilmember Ford
Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Hermann Move To Introduce
 
Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

090828
Authorizing a $1,496,980.00 contract with Barsto Construction, Inc., for Project No. 890B0404, Robert J. Mohart Phase III Renovations; authorizing the City Manager to amend and increase this contract by up to $224,547.00; and authorizing the City Manager to expend $1,721,527.00 for the contract.


Councilmember Hermann Move to Advance

Seconded by Councilmember Skaggs
Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0
 
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