UG committees to meet Monday and Tuesday; KCK school board to meet Tuesday

Unified Government committees are scheduled to meet Monday and Tuesday nights, with the KCK school board also having its regular meeting on Tuesday night.

A special virtual meeting has been called for 5 p.m. Tuesday for the UG’s Economic Development and Finance Committee to discuss the assignment of the Homefield development project.

Homefield is a project being built at the former Schlitterbahn water park site near 98th and State that includes a youth sports complex and a hotel.

According to the UG meeting agenda, the main change to the existing development agreement will be that two bond issuances will be combined into one. The original deal called for $75 million in the first bond issue and $55 million in the second; and the new agreement would issue a single $130 million.

The UG EDF Committee meeting will be around the same time as the KCK school board meeting. The regularly scheduled Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education meeting will be at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25.

UG Monday night committee meetings

Two UG committees are scheduled to meet Monday night, starting at 5 p.m.

On the agenda for the UG Public Works and Safety Committee meeting at 5 p.m. Monday is a revised ordinance for the Safe and Welcoming City Act.

According to the agenda, revisions to the proposed ordinance include that the UG will contract with a program administrator to administer an ID program; the program administrator will issue the ID; the UG will not obtain or retain records that are provided to the program administrator to obtain an ID; the UG will require the program administrator to defend against the disclosure of their records; and the UG will require the program administrator to provide language assistance for those applying for the ID.

Also on the PWS agenda is an eminent domain action on 47th Avenue, for the reconstruction of the street from Mission Road to Rainbow Boulevard.

In addition, revisions to the county’s emergency operations plan are on the PWS agenda.

Also on the PWS agenda is an application approval for travel, tourism and outdoor recreation grant for the KC Levees and Riverfront Project.

Another item on the PWS agenda include approval of an honorary street sign honoring Dr. Vernard Johnson, a gospel music “Hall of Famer” who was well known internationally as a gospel saxophonist. A street near Amazing Grace Church, 2955 Cissna St., will be changed to from Cissna to Chief Ambassador Dr. Vernard Johnson Street under this proposal.

Other items on the PWS agenda are an update on the compost facility feasibility study; and the public works quarterly report.

The UG Administration and Human Services Committee will meet on Monday night after the end of the PWS Committee meeting.

On the agenda for the AHS meeting is approval of the ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) Subcommittee allocation recommendation from the UG Health Department’s additional needs for 2022 and beyond.

Also on the AHS agenda is approval of the 47th Street overlay district update; a proposed ordinance to prohibit conversion therapy on minors; a presentation about the UG VISTA program and request for approval for a new AmeriCorps program, Public Health AmeriCorps; and an update from the Planning and Urban Design Department.

The meetings are carried on UGTV, YouTube and Zoom. For informationa bout how to connect to the meetings, visit www.wycokck.org/Departments/Clerks-Office/Engage-in-Public-Commission-Meeting.

KCK school board meeting to be at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday

The regular Kansas City, Kansas, school board meeting is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25. The meeting agenda is at https://go.boarddocs.com/ks/kckps/Board.nsf/vpublic?open#.

The KCK school board meeting will be shown online at https://youtu.be/IdtGCwhClCw.

The board is scheduled to discuss budget priorities and COVID contact tracing, among many other topics.

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