UG Commission to consider budget priorities, Leavenworth Road, sidewalks program at Thursday’s meeting

Topics for the Thursday, Sept. 12, Unified Government Commission meetings will include more information about priority-based budgeting, as well as the Leavenworth Road project from 78th to 63rd, and revisions to the sidewalk and curb incentive program.

The Unified Government Commission will meet on Thursday, Sept. 12, at City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

At the 7 p.m. Sept. 12 meeting in the Commission Chambers on the lobby level, topics on the agenda include:

  • Leavenworth Road improvements from 78th to 63rd, including a survey to show what properties must be acquired for the project, with the possibility of using eminent domain if necessary.
  • An update of the sidewalk and curb incentive program.
  • Approval to construct a national fitness court at St. Margaret’s Park, 230 S. 7th St.
  • Amendments to the pawnbroker’s and precious metal dealers ordinance.
  • Amendments to the ordinance concerning urinating and defecating upon public or private property.
  • A resolution amending an agreement between the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department and Kansas University Police Department to allow the KUPD to patrol areas outside their usual jurisdiction, including the area near the new KU Strawberry Hill campus, from Washington Boulevard to Barnett Avenue and from North 7th Street to North 3rd Street.
  • Approval to apply for and accept the fiscal year 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant for $98,777 or the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department.
  • Approval to apply for and accept the fiscal year 2020 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant through the Kansas Governor’s Grants Program and Kansas Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, for the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department and Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Approval of the proposed 2020 holiday schedule.
  • Nomination of Bridget Holton-Deere for the UG Park Board, nominated by Commissioner Brian McKiernan.
  • Request to reallocate a returned 2019 casino grant funding from the Kansas 4-H Foundation.
  • Travel requests from Commissioner Harold Johnson and Brian McKiernan to attend a City Vision trip to Louisville, Kentucky.

Also, a special session is scheduled at 5 p.m. Sept. 12 in the fifth floor meeting room at City Hall. The topic will be a priority-based budgeting follow-up. After that discussion, the commission will move to the ninth floor conference room where it will have a closed executive session on litigation.

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