The Unified Government Commission will hold a special session at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 15 in the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan.
The meeting will be an installation ceremony for Doug Bach, county administrator, immediately followed by a discussion on the Community Development Block Grants. Preceding the installation ceremony will be a reception in the lobby from 4:30 to 5 p.m.
After the 7 p.m. commission meeting, a closed session is scheduled on litigation in the ninth floor conference room.
The agenda for the 7 p.m. UG meeting in the Commission Chambers includes:
– Honorary street name for Bishop Ervin Sims Jr., on 12th Street from Garfield Avenue to Jersey Creek Park.
– Recommendation to approve an option for a hike and bike trail on Fairfax Drainage District property. It will be on the lower levee maintenance road.
– Approval of the regional hazard mitigation plan for Wyandotte, Leavenworth and Johnson counties.
– Approval to submit a grant application to the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City for a Wyandotte River Trails Project, to communicate the importance and benefits of physical activity.
– Approval to submit a grant application to the Kansas Health Foundation for 2014-2015 Enroll Wyandotte Project, aimed at educating and enrolling Wyandotte County citizens into the Health Insurance Marketplace.
– Approval to submit a grant application to the Sunflower Foundation for a Document Imaging program, to allow replacement of outdated client data storage and retrieval system to include document interface with the current electronic health record system.
– A real estate purchase agreement with Loretto Properties regarding property at 736 Minnesota Ave. The company would pay $100,000 and would agree to invest $1 million to $1.5 million in redevelopment projects along Minnesota Avenue. As part of the agreement, the UG would agree to move up the 2017-2018 Minnesota Avenue improvements to 2014 for design and 2015 for improvements to the streetscape.
– An agreement for Lane4 Property Group to market the former Indian Springs mall site for sale. The property is at 4601 State Ave.
– An ordinance authorizing the issuance of up to $317,000 of transportation development district sales tax revenue refunding bonds for Happy Foods. The interest rate would be 4.5 percent for 10 years; the previous rate was 7.5 percent.
– An ordinance authorizing the issuance of up to $1.45 million of transportation development district sales tax revenue refunding bonds for the Prescott Plaza Project. The bonds are at 3 percent for a 10-year term; the previous financing was 4 percent.
– Resolutions setting two public hearings for June 26 for consider amending the public levee redevelopment district to allow for three separate project areas; consider the redevelopment project plan for project area 1 of the public levee redevelopment district.
– Plat of Genesis of Piper Phsae 2, 125th and Farrow, developed by Heartland Piper.
– Consider a public hearing to consider issuing up to $10 million of industrial revenue bonds and 65 percent abatement-payment in lieu of taxes for J.E. Dunn’s project at 240 S. 65th.
– An ordinance authorizing the issuance of up to $215 million of utility system improvement and refunding revenue bonds, to be used to fund up to $110 million in new projects nad the balance to refund the 2004 bonds and pay costs of issuance. The refunding is expected to generate about $9 million of interest cost savings through 2023.
– Proclamation of May as Mental Health Awareness Month.
– Land Bank items.
The agenda is online at www.wycokck.org.