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Last Published: 7/31/2017 2:57:54 PM
KANSAS CITY COMMITTEE RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - SCOTT WAGNER, JOLIE JUSTUS, LEE BARNES JR., KEVIN MCMANUS
 

170467
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Margie Pridgen, et al., v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, et al., Case No. 15CY-CV05034.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
This item discussed in Closed Session.
Ayes: 4 - Wagner, Justus, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

170472
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim by Andrew and Neely Giangreco, Claim No. T1617-0890.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
This item discussed in Closed Session.
Ayes: 4 - Wagner, Justus, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

170484
RESOLUTION - Reaffirming Kansas City’s commitment to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the impacts of climate change notwithstanding any withdrawal by the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this resolution to other local, state, and national leaders.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "BE ADOPTED"
Dennis Murphy, City Manager’s Office, provided the staff report for this ordinance. The US has adopted resolutions reaffirming the work of their local governments to reduce GHG emissions and demonstrate their ongoing leadership in this important area. This ordinance reaffirms the City’s commitment to the international agreement to help eliminate greenhouse gas emissions. Mayor James, a member of Climate Mayors, was one of the first 50 mayors to sign the letter, which now has now been signed by 325 mayors representing more than 62 million Americans in 45 states. Gary Jones, Councilman Taylor’s office. Stated that Councilman Taylor, as Co-Chair of the City’s Energy Project led the effort to pass the Energy Empowerment Ordinance in June, 2015. Kansas City, ranks 18th on America’s score card for energy efficiency. Kansas City is also rated as one of the most improved City’s in the US since in 2015. In 2017, the Greater Kansas City ranks number 16 with the EPA list of top cities with the largest number Energy Star Certified Buildings. The following person gave public testimony in support of this resolution: Philip Fracica, Jim Glover, David Mitchell, James Turner, Benjamin Proffer, Margaret May, Christopher Wilcox, Joy Heaviland, Jamie Green and Gary Jones Jr.
Ayes: 4 - Wagner, Justus, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

170497
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Director of Finance as part of the OneIT Initiative to execute a five year $3,101,961.71 Payment Plan Agreement with Key Government Finance, Inc. for Cisco SMARTnet and SMARTnet Onsite Services; estimating revenue in the amount of $620,392.34 in the Reimbursable Software Maintenance Account and appropriating $620,392.34 to the Reimbursable Maintenance Account; authoring the Director of General Services to expend such funds for Cisco SMARTnet and SMARTnet Onsite Services; authorizing the Manager of Procurement to execute amendments and a five-year extension to the City’s Piggy Back Contract with Alexander Open Systems, Inc.; and authorizing the Manager of Procurement Services to enter into and execute additional contracts and contract amendments with MBE/WBE goals established by the Director of Human Relations to provide Cisco products and services with such funds that are appropriated by the City Council in the annual budget.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Councilman Wagner stated that this ordinance is a great example of coming together and working as a partnership with the Police Department. Mary Miller, General Service provided the staff report for this ordinance. This ordinance is the result of the City working together with Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) to reach an agreement; with the vendor Cisco and a third party AOS to create a 5-year plan to put the maintenance infrastructure together. There is expected to be 1.5 million dollars savings over the period of the 5-year contract.
Ayes: 4 - Wagner, Justus, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

170402
Amending Chapter 68, Article VI, Code of Ordinances, entitled Earnings and Profits Tax, by repealing Sections 68-381, 68-385, 68-386, and 68-395, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter; and further amending Chapter 68, Article VI, by repealing Section 68-401.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (7/19/2017)"

Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Justus, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

170403
(Sub.)
Repealing Earnings and Profits Tax Regulations Numbered E-140 through E-164 adopted July 10, 1979, and approving in lieu thereof new Earnings and Profits Tax Regulations numbered as Sections 1.381 through 1.402 related to the same subject matter, as made and adopted by the Commissioner of Revenue on July 17, 2017.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (7/19/2017)"

Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Justus, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 1. BKD, LLP (BKD) will present a report and analysis of Fire Department overtime expense.
 
 Councilman Wagner stated that this additional business item is in response to the growing expense of overtime hours within the Fire Department. This is the first of several presentation addressing this matter to identify some areas of overtime. Randy Landis, Finance, presented the Mike Brink of BKD the auditors that performed the Audit for Firefighter overtime. He advised that there are areas that can be looked out in order to save a resource which is what this report was develop to assist with. This report will help to develop a tailored plan for the Kansas City Fire Department. A copy of the full report is on file in the City Clerk’s Office.
 
 2. Staff from the Finance Department will present the Monthly Financial Report for the period ended April 30, 2017.
 
 Eric Clevenger and Ann Kaps, Finance, presented the staff report for this additional business item. This report is based on the fiscal year that ended April 30, 2017 and focuses on the General Municipal Funds which consist of the General Funds which can be used for any service in the city. This report fulfills the requirements of Section 837 of the Charter of Kansas City, Missouri. General Fund Highlights: • Total revenues collected through April 2017 were $563.9M or 103.3 percent of budgeted general fund revenue, as compared to $532.1M of actual revenue through April 2016. Total revenues collected were $31.8M or 6.0 percent higher through April this fiscal year versus the prior year. • Total economic activity taxes (earnings tax, convention and tourism tax, local use tax and utility tax) of $368.0M through April 2017 were 10.4 percent higher than the previous year. • Year-to-date tax revenues of $442.3M were 8.8 percent higher than the prior year. • Expenditures through April 2017 were $545.7M or 98.1 percent of the amended budget, as compared to $533.1M of actual expenditures and encumbrances through April 2016. All Budgeted Funds Highlights: • Total revenues collected through April 2017 were $1,600.4M or 101.8 percent of budgeted revenue, as compared to $1,506.1M of actual revenue through April 2016. Total revenues collected were $94.3M or 6.3 percent higher through April this fiscal year versus the prior year. • Expenditures through April 2017 were $1,709.0M or 95.0 percent of the amended budget, as compared to $1,601.6M of actual expenditures and encumbrances through April 2016. A copy of the complete report is on file in the City Clerk’s Office.
 
 3. There may be a general discussion regarding current Finance and Governance Committee issues.
 
 4. Pursuant to the following subsections of Section 610.021 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, there may be a closed session to discuss: (1) legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys, pursuant to subsection 1; (2) real estate, pursuant to subsection 2; (3) personnel, pursuant to subsection 3 and 13; and/or (4) sealed bids or proposals, pursuant to subsection 12. (5) confidential or privileged communications with auditors, pursuant to subsection 17. (6) preparation, including discussions, for negotiations with employee groups, pursuant to subsection 9.
 
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