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Last Published: 8/4/2017 1:53:58 PM
KANSAS CITY COMMITTEE RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:3 - SCOTT WAGNER, JOLIE JUSTUS, LEE BARNES JR.
Excused:1 - KEVIN MCMANUS
 

170526
Appropriating $400,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Capital Improvements Fund for maintenance needs at Starlight Theatre; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Travis Keifer, Parks and Recreation, along with Rich Baker and Justin White from Starlight Theater presented on this ordinance. This ordinance will appropriate $400,000.00 in the Capital Improvements Fund for deferred maintenance needs at Starlight Theatre. Projects planned for completion with the appropriation include: Critical seating replacements, wood floor repair and replacement - main stage and rehearsal rooms, concrete and asphalt paving work. megadoor repairs - bottom seal and door guides, fly/rigging system repairs for safety enhancement, address flooding issues at the prop barn, LED lighting, rroduction component replacements, retrofit HVAC system for stage restrooms and management office, garden of the stars brick replacement. Bruce Beatty, Finance, advised that no piac funds will be used for the appropriations in this ordinance.
Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Justus, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

170531
Estimating revenue and appropriating $985,000.00 in the Community Development Block Grant Fund; authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services to enter into contracts totaling up to $1,124,059.00 with various organizations to provide public facilities improvements from funds previously appropriated in the Community Development Block Grant Fund; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Stuart Bullington, Neighborhood and Housing Services, presented the staff report for this ordinance. The ordinance provides funding for five public facility projects as approved in the 2017 Action Plan. The following are the organizations to be funded: Sheffield Place $19,500; Palestine Senior Citizens Activity Center $104,559; New House for $100,000; Emanuel Child and Family Development for $500,000; and Healing House in the amount of $400,000.
Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Justus, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

170537
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim by Rancho Properties, Claim No. T1617-0752.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
This item was discussed in closed session.
Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Justus, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

170538
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim by Teresa Ruiz, Claim No. T1617-0948.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
This item was discussed in closed session.
Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Justus, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

170541
Declaring certain real property generally located in the southeast corner of the intersection of E. 18th Street and Woodland Avenue, surplus to the City's needs; authorizing the Director of General Services to offer for sale the City’s interest in this real property in accord with City regulations, to later convey it, and execute related documents to complete the transfer of the real property; and directing the City Clerk to record this Ordinance with the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Jackson County, Missouri.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Vanessa Williams, General Services provided the staff presentation for this ordinance. This ordinance will allow for the surplus the property of Crispus Attucks School to be offered for sale via the City's public request for proposal process. They would like to have the property on the market within 30 days. The property appraised for $370,000 and will be listed for sale via request for proposal within thirty days of surplus approval. There has already been some inquiries to purchase this property.
Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Justus, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

170542
Changing the election for a lawyer member of the Municipal Judicial Nominating Commission from December 5, 2016 to September 18, 2017; calling an election for September 18, 2017; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date because it calls for an election.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Marilyn Sanders, City Clerk’s Office and Sarah Baxter, Law Department, provided the staff presentation for this ordinance. They advised that this ordinance allows the City Clerk’s Office to start the election for a lawyer member of the Municipal Judicial Nominating Commission to be held September 18, 2017. The original election was to be held December 5, 2016 however, it was discovered that all attornies that are in good standing with the Missouri Bar and reside in Missouri were not notified of the election. That has been corrected and with the correction they received an additional 11 attorney’s from the previous list that will be included in the upcoming notification for the election.
Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Justus, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

170543
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Expressing appreciation for the work of the 2016-2017 Kansas City Water Cost of Service Task Force and directing the City Manager to consider implementation of its recommendations.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Sean Hennessy, Water Services, provided the staff presentation for this ordinance. The KC water cost of Service Task Force was appointed by the Mayor and is made up of 15 members and cross all districts. This committee met 13 times and submitted 16 recommendations. A copy of the presentation and all recommendations are on file in the City Clerk’s Office.
Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Justus, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

170547
Declaring certain real property generally located 1423 E. Linwood Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri, surplus to the City's needs; and authorizing the Director of General Services to offer the sale of the City’s interest in this real property in accord with City regulations, to later convey it, and execute related documents to complete the transfer of the real property; and directing the City Clerk to record this Ordinance with the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Jackson County, Missouri.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Vanessa Williams, General Services, provided the staff report for this ordinance. The City acquired this property in 1969. It is currently being leased by Habitat for Humanity. This ordinance will allow for the property to be placed on the surplus list to be sold. If the buyer is anyone other than the current lease (Habitat for Humanity) the lease agreement will be sold with the property allowing them to continue with the contract for the space. The property currently appraises for $280,000.00.
Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Justus, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

170551
Estimating revenue in the amount of $96,415.27 and appropriating $396,415.27 in the Homesteading Authority Fund; estimating revenue in the amount of $25,000.00 and appropriating $79,436.00 in the Strategic Neighborhoods Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Stuart Bullington, Neighborhoods and Housing services, provided the staff presentation for this ordinance. This ordinance will appropriate funds for the Homesteading Authority for costs associated with Homesteading Authority properties and projects. The Appropriated funds collected for the improvements in the Hospital Hill II Urban Renewal Plan. These funds are used to maintain and improve property owned by the Homesteading Authority.
Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Justus, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 1. There may be a general discussion regarding current Finance and Governance Committee issues. Paul Berardi, Fire Department and Eric Roche, City Manager’s Office, provided a report on Kansas City Fire Department (KCFD). This report is in response to the report given to the Finance Committee by BKD; The goal of this report is to analyze leave trends and how they may be impacting overtime cost. Mr. Rosche noted this report only highlights the most significant findings. There was an overview of the data that was considered. A copy of the full presentation is on file in the City Clerk’s Office. Councilman Wagner asked that this conversation resume in 4 weeks, August 30th.
 
 2. 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.
 
 The City Clerk`s Office now has equipment for the hearing impaired for use with every meeting. To check out the equipment please see the secretary for each committee. Be prepared to leave your Driver`s License or State issued Identification Card with the secretary and she will give you the equipment. Upon returning the equipment your license will be returned.