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Last Published: 3/17/2020 10:05:09 AM
KANSAS CITY COMMITTEE RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:6 - KATHERYN SHIELDS, HEATHER HALL, RYANA PARKS-SHAW, MELISSA ROBINSON, LEE BARNES JR., KEVIN MCMANUS
 

200135
Declaring the City of Kansas City, Missouri’s intent to participate in the 2020 Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday, exempting from city sales tax all retail sales of ENERGY STAR® certified new appliances during the sales tax holiday and directing the City Clerk to provide notice to the Missouri Department of Revenue of the City's participation in the sales tax holiday.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
On January 15, 2009, City Council adopted Ordinance No. 090011 authorizing the City's participation in the State of Missouri's "Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday" to exempt the purchase of certain ENERGY STAR® rated appliances from the payment of city and state sales tax during the period of April 19 - 25, 2020. Similar ordinances were adopted in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Ayes: 4 - Shields, Parks-Shaw, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

200152
Authorizing the issuance of General Obligation Bonds, Series 2020A, of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, in a principal amount not to exceed $60,000,000.00; prescribing the form and details of said bonds; providing for the levy and collection of an annual tax for the purpose of paying the principal of and interest on said bonds as they become due; authorizing certain other documents and actions in connection therewith; increasing and appropriating revenue in the amount of $1,515,606.70 in the GO Bond 2020 Q1 Fund; increasing and appropriating revenue in the amount of $712,680.70 in the GO Bond 2020 Q2 Fund; increasing and appropriating revenue in the amount of $619,857.20 in Fund 3720, the GO Bond 2020 Q3 Fund; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon completion; and declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself from the bond proceeds for certain expenditures.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE & TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Doug Buehler testified on this ordinance. The Series 2020A Bonds are being issued in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $60,000,000 for the purpose of providing $25.6 million in funds to pay a portion of the cost for the roads, sidewalks, and bridges projects, $12.9 million to pay for a portion of the costs for the flood control projects, $12.4 million to pay a portion of the costs for the public buildings projects, pay the costs of issuing the Bonds, and pay $731,000 to the Muncipal Arts Projects Fund.
Ayes: 6 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Robinson, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

200094
Approving a plan of finance for the Kansas City North Sports Complex project. *** This item will be held until 4.8.2020 ***


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/4/2020)"
There was no discussion on this item.
Ayes: 4 - Shields, Parks-Shaw, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0
 
 1.Staff from the City Auditor’s Office will present a Performance Audit: City Should Educate Employees to Make Informed Retirement Decisions.
 
 Doug Jones, City Auditors office, presented the City Should Educate Employees to Make Informed Retirement Decisions audit report. The audit focused on determining whether the city is educating and preparing employees for retirement and helping them to make informed retirement decisions. The audit was conducted per government auditing standards. There were two recommendations as a result of this audit; Provide employees with comprehensive and continuous retirement education following recommended practices outlined by the Government Finance Officers Association. Establish a single location for electronic retirement information and make sure that information is accurate and complete. These recommendations are directed towards improving how the city educates employees about retirement decisions.
 
 2. Staff from the City Auditor’s Office and the Human Resources and Finance Departments will present an ARTS report for the Retroactive Pay Adjustments: Employees Deserve Timely Pay Increases audit.
 
 Doug Jones, City Auditors office, presented the Retroactive Pay Adjustments: Employees Deserve Timely Pay Increases audit. This audit was conducted because of human resources data showed a significant number of retroactive pay adjustments had been made over fiscal years. The audit objective focused on finding the causes for these adjustments as well as the accuracy of the payments. There were four reccomendations from this audit to help ensure city employees received their earned merit increases on time. Communicate retroactive pay adjustments to the citys worker's compensation contractor. Develop written instructions and provide training on retroactive pay adjustments. Update the city's payroll system to calculate retroactive pay adjustments automatically.
 
 3.There may be a general discussion regarding current Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee issues.
 
 Closed Session • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 1 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 2 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss real estate; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsections 3 and 13 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss personnel matters; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 9 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss employee labor negotiations; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 11 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss specifications for competitive bidding; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 12 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss sealed bids or proposals; or • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 17 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss confidential or privileged communications with auditors.
 
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