UG committees to discuss bonds, finances, development agreement and Land Bank items tonight

A KC Foodie Park amendment, the downtown Hilton Garden Inn bonds, a bond sale, a discussion about the cash and investment policy, minimum reserve targets, financial reports and Land Bank items are on today’s Unified Government Committee meeting agendas.

The Neighborhood and Community Development Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in the fifth-floor conference room, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

Immediately afterward, the Economic Development and Finance Committee will meet in the fifth floor conference room.

On the agenda for the EDF meeting:
• An amendment to the Foodie Park development agreement that would give more time to the developer to close on the property;
• An ordinance about bond documents, specifically taxable industrial revenue bonds for the Hilton Garden Inn project; the agenda stated that project costs increased $1.5 million to a total of $5.5 million;
• A resolution offering for sale municipal temporary notes and general obligation bonds and requesting the Public Building Commission to issue leasehold revenue bonds;
• A presentation and resolution of the UG’s cash and investment policy;
• Revisions to the Special Revenue Funds Operating Reserve Policy to adjust minimum reserve targets;
• Third quarter budget to actuals report; and
• Third and fourth quarter budget revisions.

Also scheduled at the EDF meeting is an appearance by Tscher Manck to discuss the Northeast Master Plan and Board of Public Utilities bills.

The NCD Committee at 5 p.m. will discuss a Land Bank application for a new single-family construction at 4011S. Minnie St. by Pillar KC, according to the agenda.

Also proposed is a transfer from the Land Bank of 950 R S. 25th St., to Kaw Valley Drainage District. The drainage district plans to move its maintenance building to an adjacent location and this parcel will give them better access to the new building.

Also proposed is a transfer to the Land Bank of 520 Everett Ave. from the city of Kansas City, Kansas. According to the agenda, the Land Bank has multiple option agreements for the eastern part of Turtle Hill for future housing, and if approved, there would be another option agreement with the existing developer.

Four properties are proposed to be donated to the Land Bank, according to the agenda.

They include 2831 N. 26th St., Joan Baumann, vacant lot; 2418 N. 11th St., Gwendolyn Sharpe, vacant lot; 1302 S. 38th St., C.R. Lee Jr., vacant lot; and 3520 Delavan Ave., A. Porter Gaitan, improvement.

Also scheduled is an update on the Land Bank rehab program.

Another NCD Committee agenda item is an appearance by Kathryn Erwin to discuss contracts for deed in her neighborhood.

Warmup in sight: Today’s high near 43, Tuesday, 52

Temperatures will be in the 40s today and in the 50s on Tuesday. (National Weather Service graphic)

Today will be a cool, clear and sunny 43 degrees, with the temperature rising to near 52 on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

The winds have settled down today, but were high enough for a wind chill reading of 16 at 8 a.m., the weather service said The temperature was 25 degrees.

Late Monday, warmer air will start to move into the area, with Tuesday through Thursday reaching highs in the 50s, according to the weather service.

The next chance for precipitation and cooler weather will be Thursday night into Friday, the weather service said. The system will push through the region, possibly in the southern portion.

Areas along and north of the Missouri River may not see any precipitation Thursday night and Friday, while areas to the south may receive less than a tenth of an inch, according to the weather service.

Cooler air will move into the region Friday with highs in the 40s possible, the weather service said.

Above average temperatures with southerly winds are expected to return to the area for the weekend, according to the weather service.

Today, it will be sunny with a high near 43, and a northwest wind of 5 to 8 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon, the weather service said.

Tonight, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 32 and a southwest wind of 5 to 9 mph, according to the weather service.

Tuesday, it will be sunny with a high near 52 and a west northwest wind of 8 mph, the weather service said.

Tuesday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 33 and a west wind of 5 mph becoming calm in the evening, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 53 and a calm wind, the weather service said.

Wednesday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 36, according to the weather service.

Thursday, there is a 30 percent chance of showers in the afternoon, with a high near 53, the weather service said.

Thursday night, there is a 30 percent chance of showers before midnight, with a low of 33, according to the weather service.

Friday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 44, the weather service said.

Friday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 31, according to the weather service.

Saturday, it will be partly sunny, with a high near 49, the weather service said.

Saturday night, it will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 41, according to the weather service.

Sunday, it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 51, the weather service said.

Injury-accident reported on I-70

An injury-accident was reported at 10:33 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, on eastbound I-70 just east of 18th Street in Kansas City, Kansas.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s crash log, a Nissan Rogue was eastbound on I-70 when it lost control, started spinning and then struck the inside barrier wall. There was light rain in the area at the time, according to weather data.

The driver, a 67-year-old woman from Kansas City, Missouri, was injured and was taken to a hospital in Kansas City, Kansas, according to the trooper’s report.