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Last Published: 7/31/2017 2:58:45 PM
KANSAS CITY COMMITTEE RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - SCOTT WAGNER
Present:3 - JOLIE JUSTUS, LEE BARNES JR., KEVIN MCMANUS
 

170507
Authorizing the Manager of Procurement Services to execute a nine month term and supply contract with Penmac Staffing Services, Inc. for temporary staffing services; and authorizing the Manager of Procurement Services to amend the contract and exercise five (5) one-year renewal options.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Brian Hernandez, Procurement Services, provided the staff report for this ordinance. This ordinance authorizes the Manager of Procurement Services to execute Contract EV2319 on the behalf of the City with Penmac Staffing Services, Inc. to provide temporary staffing services for all City Departments for a period of one (1) year; and authorizing the Manager of Procurement Services to amend the contract and to exercise the City's renewal options for up to four (4) additional one (1) year terms: for an amount not to exceed $1,300,000.00. This is a city-wide contract that will be used among all city departments. This contract includes the following positions: clerical, labor, trash collectors, legal secretaries and accounting clerks, receptionist etc.
Ayes: 4 - Wagner, Justus, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

170511
Amending Chapter 2, Article XI, Division 5, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 2-1721 and 2-1722 and enacting in lieu thereof new Sections 2-1721 and 2-1722, and also amending Chapter 56, Article V, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 56-541 and enacting in lieu thereof a new Section 56-541 to revise the procedure for payment of special assessments for dangerous buildings.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Mary Ruck, Finance, provided the staff report for this ordinance. This ordinance is designed to change the method of the assessments for the demolition of dangerous buildings. Building assessments are currently billed in installments like large ticket assessment such as sewers and water mains. The Neighborhoods and Housing Services issues the assessment and Finance, the Law Department and the collection agency works on collecting the fees. It is believed that the collection effort can be greatly improved by changing the assessments from installments to non-installments. The ordinance change will help in the payment collection procedures because the earlier due dates of the assessments will allow the Finance Department to pursue available remedies to collect on payments sooner. However, it does not take away the option of a payment plan but it would be set up by the Law Department after the owner has been contacted.
Ayes: 4 - Wagner, Justus, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

170514
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Marissa Hermsen v. City of Kansas City, Missouri et al, Case No. 14-CV-01096.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
This item was discussed in closed session. Councilman McManus abstained to this due to a law firm conflict.
Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Justus, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

170517
Authorizing the Director of Finance to create in the records of the City the Central City Economic Development Sales Tax Fund.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Bruce Beatty, Finance, provided the staff report for this ordinance. This ordinance creates in the records of the City the Central City Economic Development Sales Tax fund in order to properly monitor, track, and account for the funds collected and expended for the projects in that fund. This ordinance does not approve or appropriate any funds.
Ayes: 4 - Wagner, Justus, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

170518
Authorizing the Director of Finance to borrow $15,241,653.25 from the Water Fund to provide local matching funds for two flood control projects being constructed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) pursuant to two Project Cooperation Agreements (“PCA”); establishing Fund No. 3320, the 2017 Flood Control Fund; appropriating $15,241,653.25 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of Fund No. 8010, the Water Fund; estimating revenues and appropriating $15,241,653.25 in Fund No. 3320, the 2017 Flood Control Fund; designating requisitioning authority; declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself from general obligation bond proceeds for certain expenditures; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Sean Hennessy, Water Services and Dan Grancolas, Finance, provided the staff report for this ordinance. This ordinance authorizes the Director of Finance to borrow $15,241,653.25 from the Water Fund to provide local matching funds for two flood control projects being constructed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) pursuant to two Project Cooperation Agreements (“PCA”), establishing Fund Number 3320, the 2017 Flood Control Fund, appropriating $15,241,653.25 from the unappropriated fund balance of Fund Number 8010. It is designating requisitioning authority; declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself from general obligation bond proceeds for certain expenditures; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts. John Sharp, provided public testimony. All testimony cards are on file in the City Clerk’s Office.
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 "DO PASS"
Mary Ruck, Finance, provided the staff report for both 170402 and 170403. Ordinance 170402 revises multiple sections of Chapter 68. The 2 most significant changes to the chapter deal with the due date for W-2’s by aligning the city’s date with the Federal Government and the State of Missouri and the addition of an exempt military status. Ordinance 170403 adopts a new set of Earning Tax Regulations. This is first update to the Earning Tax Regulations since 1979. Kristi Wyatt and Charles Jensen, provided public testimony. All testimony cards and the presentation are on file in the City Clerk’s Office. There was more discussion on the proposed regulations.
Ayes: 4 - Wagner, Justus, Barnes Jr., McManus
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 "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
See minutes for 170402 for discussion.
Ayes: 4 - Wagner, Justus, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

170457
Authorizing the Director of General Services to execute a Lease Agreement with OTF KC LLC for portions of 320 E. 12th Street for use as a fitness center; appropriating $147,457.51 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund for interior improvements to be made by the City and the real estate leasing commission earned upon the execution of the Lease; and recognizing an accelerated effective date.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
Councilman Wagner, advised that the applicant wanted to change the concept which was not agreeable to staff. This item was held off the agenda with no discussion.
Ayes: 4 - Wagner, Justus, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0
 
 1. Consideration of the Semi-Annual Docket item.
 
 160700 Voted to release this item from the Agenda. All items on the Semi-Annual Docket for Finance were voted to be released.
 
 2. American Jazz Museum Presentation Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner, Director of the Kansas City Jazz Museum, gave a report on the Kansas City Jazz Festival. The board studied over 28 festivals all of America to develop a festival for Kansas City. It was determined that when a festival is put together it must be branded around the entire city. It was also important to put together a World Class Festival which was accomplished during the Memorial Day weekend. Feedback shows that it was a great event for attendee’s and musicians. She advised that they were too ambitious in forecasting estimated tickets sales and the weekend storms further affected the weekend and vender sales. There is currently a plan in place to eliminate the fiscal deficit from the festival. This includes, raising funds from sponsor’s way ahead before the festival is put together, reducing expenses and making sure that any vendor that was a part of the festival is compensated. They are planning to continue to work with the board to build financial systems, donor management, and membership and ticketing as well rethinking earned income from the various operations of the museum. Also, they want to bring other people to the table to develop the festival such as the musicians, the civic community, business community and the corporate sponsors. They currently have $150,000 outstanding balances that they are planning to have paid within 6 months. In order to pay this debt off they have increased their line of credit, they're looking to reduce their expenses and working hard to accelerate any accounts receivable coming into the museum. The Jazz Museum is closing their fiscal year with a loss and it is coupled with the loss of the festival. Councilman Wagner stated that the funds that were accelerated to the Jazz Museum was not to subsidize the festival but was for operation expenses. There was further discussion and comments from Councilman Reed, Councilman Barnes and Councilman Wagner. Larry Kips, was a vendor for the festival and has not been paid, his outstanding amount due is $15,000. Lisa Henry, was a performer at the festival and has been paid but advised that other musicians along with herself have gotten together and are working on a plan for the KC Jazz Festival. All testimony cards are 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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