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Legislation #: 120815 Introduction Date: 9/13/2012
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 10/14/2012
Sponsor: None
Title: Approving the termination of the January 20, 2004, agreement between the City and the Liberty Memorial Association for the management of the Liberty Memorial; and approving the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners’ execution and management of a new management agreement with the Liberty Memorial Association.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
9/12/2012 Filed by the Clerk's office
9/13/2012 Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee
9/26/2012 Do Pass
9/27/2012 Assigned to Third Read Calendar
10/4/2012 Passed

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ORDINANCE NO. 120815

 

Approving the termination of the January 20, 2004, agreement between the City and the Liberty Memorial Association for the management of the Liberty Memorial; and approving the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners’ execution and management of a new management agreement with the Liberty Memorial Association.

WHEREAS, in January 2004, the City, acting through the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners (“Parks Board”), determined it to be in the public interest to transfer the responsibility for the management and operation of the Liberty Memorial to the Liberty Memorial Association (“LMA”); and

WHEREAS, Ordinance No. 40070 approved the agreement for the management of the Liberty Memorial to the LMA and authorized the City Manager to execute the agreement on behalf of the City; and

WHEREAS, the January 20, 2004, agreement provided an annual subsidy by the City to supplement the revenues the LMA received from the operation of the Memorial to LMA subject to annual appropriation by the City; and

WHEREAS, according to the January 20, 2004, agreement, the Parks Board was authorized to approve any amendments to the agreement without the approval of the City Council with the exception of any amendments to the amount of the City’s financial support to LMA which must be approved by City Council; and

WHEREAS, the voters in the August 7, 2012, general election approved a half-cent sales tax increase dedicated to the Parks Department; and

WHEREAS, this sales tax will be the Parks and Recreation Department’s permanent source of funding; and

WHEREAS, after the approval of this sales tax, the Parks Department will be responsible for determining the amount of an annual subsidy to LMA; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. That the agreement dated January 20, 2004, for the management of the Liberty Memorial between the City, by and through the Board of Parks and Recreation
Commissioners and the Liberty Memorial Association, is hereby terminated and the City Council approves the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners’ execution and management of a new management agreement with the Liberty Memorial Association.

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Lana K. Torczon

Assistant City Attorney