Unified Government committees are scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Monday, April 6, in the fifth-floor conference room at City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.
The Neighborhood and Community Development Committee will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the Economic Development and Finance Committee.
On the agenda for the EDF meeting is an agreement with Brancato’s Catering, which will allow development of the Downtown Campus project to proceed.
The agreement, in which Brancato’s manages the Reardon Center at 5th and Minnesota, would end May 31 and would include a one-time payment of $51,000 to Brancato’s to cover costs associated with the early termination, according to the agenda.
Brancato’s would stay as a vendor available to serve Memorial Hall at 600 N. 7th St., according to the proposed amendment, but it would not be the sole or exclusive vendor there.
In a redevelopment project recently approved, the Reardon Center will be torn down and a smaller meeting center will be built at the site, along with a multi-use development including some housing, athletic facility and a small retail space.
Also on the EDF agenda is an update on the performance of customer service initiatives for the motor vehicle registration program of the UG Treasury Division from 2019.
Several Land Bank items are on the agenda for the NCD meeting.
The Land Bank items include these transfers from the Land Bank for the expansion of the Wolcott Treatment Plant: 5540 N. 94th St., 5544 N. 94th St., 5545 N. 95th St., 5551 N. 95th St., 5550 Walnut St., 5601 Walnut St., and 5621 Walnut St., all Unified Government.
The meeting will be in a virtual format, with many of the committee members expected to participate either by telephone or through the internet. Recently, because of COVID-19, the stay home order and social distancing, the UG has been holding meetings that allow the public to sit in the City Hall lobby and watch a screen while practicing social distancing, or watch on screens from home, and encouraging the public to email comments. The meetings are expected to be on the UGTV cable channel as well as on YouTube.
Aggravated domestic battery reported
A suspect punched and kicked a victim at 12:51 a.m. April 4, according to a social media post by the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department.
The suspect then restricted the victim’s breathing, the report stated. The suspect was taken into custody, and the victim had minor injuries, according to the report.
Suspect cuts off victim’s breathing
A suspect grabbed a victim’s neck and cut off the victim’s ability to breathe about 12:30 p.m. April 4, according to a social media post by the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department.
The victim blacked out, police stated, and the suspect was taken into custody. The victim had minor injuries, according to the report.
Victim shot on South 71st Terrace
A victim got into an argument with a suspect about 3:20 p.m. April 4 in the 600 block of South 71st Terrace, according to a social media post by the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department.
The suspect then shot the victim, police stated. The victim had non-life-threatening injuries.
Victim injured in drive-by shooting
A victim was shot by a suspect about 11:04 p.m. April 4 in the 230 block of North 20th Street, according to a social media post by the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department.
The victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the report. The victim did not want to press charges against the suspect, police stated.
Wyandotte County positive COVID-19 cases increased to 161 on Sunday morning, compared to 147 cases on Saturday morning. (Graphic from UG COVID-19 website) The number of cases has been increasing in Wyandotte County. (Graph from UG COVID-19 website) More than 45 counties in Kansas have at least one positive COVID-19 case, according to a map on the KDHE COVID-19 website. (KDHE COVID-19 map) A graph showed the rise of the total number of COVID-19 cases in Kansas. (KDHE COVID-19 graph)
Wyandotte County positive COVID-19 cases increased to 161 on Sunday morning, April 5, an increase of 14 since Saturday morning, according to statistics on the Unified Government’s COVID-19 website.
Kansas reported statewide positive cases totaling 747 on Sunday morning, as compared to 698 on Saturday morning, an increase of 51. The number of new cases declined a little from Saturday’s 78 to the Sunday numbers.
The state recorded 22 deaths, an increase of one death since Saturday morning, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment statistics. The death was in Johnson County, according to the Johnson County Health Department website.
There were the same number of total deaths, six, in Wyandotte County as Saturday morning, and the same number of total hospitalizations, 42, according to the UG website.
Johnson County had 192 positive cases on Sunday morning, as compared to 183 positive cases on Saturday morning, according to the Johnson County Health Department website. Johnson County reported one additional death on Sunday, bringing its total deaths to eight.
Wyandotte County experienced an increase of positive cases this past week from a nursing home where 17 patients had tested positive for COVID-19, according to a UG news release Friday night.
The Unified Government’s COVID-19 website is at https://www.wycokck.org/COVID-19.
To view Kansas Department of Health and Environment COVID-19 information, visit
Information from the Centers for Disease Control is online at
A UG COVID-19 map of Wyandotte County showed the number of positive cases in Zip Code area: 44 cases in 66112; 34 cases in 66104; 30 cases in 66109; 19 cases in 66102; 8 cases in 66111; 7 cases in 66101; 7 cases in 66106; and 5 cases in 66012. (UG COVID-19 map)