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Last Published: 8/21/2012 11:52:16 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - JAN MARCASON, MICHAEL BROOKS, DICK DAVIS, JOHN SHARP
Excused:1 - CINDY CIRCO
 

120195
Estimating revenues in the amount of $30,035,804.00 in Fund 8072, the 2012A Water Revenue Project Fund and appropriating the same from the sale of Water Revenue Bonds, Series 2012A; designating requisitioning authority; and authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon project completion.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE & ETHICS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Lorna Kindred, Finance Department and Sean Hessessy, Water Services, testified on behalf of this ordinance. Lorna Kindred stated that earlier this year, the council approved the issuance and sales of bonds that had been approved by the voters of the city in 2005. These were the last portion of the bonds that had been approved. This ordinance details what projects will be completed from the anticipated funds from the sale of the bonds. Sean Hennessy presented information on what the projects were.
Ayes: 4 - Marcason, Brooks, Davis, Sharp
Nays: 0

120196
Declaring certain real property surplus to the City’s needs; and authorizing the Director of General Services to offer for sale certain surplus parcels.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE & ETHICS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Ed Hennessy, General Services, stated that this ordinance would allow the department to place several parcels of city owned property up for sale. The sale would go through the RFP process for bids on the parcels. Gerald Smith, Director of General Services, stated that the council would have the final say on whether the City should accept the bid for property.
Ayes: 4 - Marcason, Brooks, Davis, Sharp
Nays: 0

120200
Appropriating $1,081,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Downtown Arena Debt Fund; reducing appropriations and transferring $40,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Downtown Arena Debt Fund; estimating revenue and appropriating $40,000.00 in the Capital Improvements Fund; authorizing re-appropriation of unexpended and unencumbered balances in Fiscal Year 2012-2013; designating requisitioning authorities; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon completion; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE & ETHICS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Dan Grandcolas, Treasury, talked about the projects that would be impacted by this ordinance. Projects ranged from parking lot upgrades to replacement of windows in the Sprint Center.
Ayes: 4 - Marcason, Brooks, Davis, Sharp
Nays: 0

120201
(Sub.)
Adopting the Annual Budget of the City for the Fiscal Year 2012-13; estimating the revenues for the fiscal year; appropriating for the purposes stated the sums set forth in the budget; designating requisitioning authorities; directing the Director of Finance to make the necessary entries upon the City’s records to show the appropriations and allocations provided for; and authorizing inter-fund loans.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE & ETHICS COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/14/2012)"
Ordinance Nos. 120201 through 120208 all deal with the City's Annual Budget for fiscal year 2012-13. All ordinances were discussed at the same time. Mark Thoma-Perry, Budget Officer; Tammy Queen, City Treasurer and Terry Leeds, Water Services Department did overviews of the items for the committee and public. Councilwoman Marcason stated that there had been budget hearings at various locations around the City over the last several weeks. The committee would continue to have testimony on these items over the next several weeks. Testimony for the budget items was taken from the following people who were opposed to putting Human Relations under the General Services Department: Joseph Mabin, Minority Contractors Association Anita Russell, NAACP Michael Bates, citizen Julie D'Agostino, JMD Enterprises, LLC Frank Perez, Hispanic Organization for Justice & Equality/American Indian Council Bridgette Williams, Heavy Construction Jane Weiland, citizen These items were held for one week.

120202
Levying taxes for Fiscal Year 2012-13 for General Revenue, Health Levy, Museum Special Revenue and General Debt and Interest Funds on all property in Kansas City subject to taxation on January 1, 2012; providing for the extension of such levies by the Director of Finance; and authorizing the collection by the Director of Finance.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE & ETHICS COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/14/2012)"

120203
Levying a maintenance tax for Fiscal Year 2012-13 upon all real estate, exclusive of improvements, not exempt by law from general taxation, for the purpose of maintaining, adorning, constructing, repairing and otherwise improving the parks, parkways, boulevards, roads and grounds, and providing for the manner of payment and collecting the special assessment.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE & ETHICS COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/14/2012)"

120204
Levying a special assessment on the lots, tracts, and parcels of land in the East Park and West Park Districts abutting on certain boulevards, parkways, roads, streets, avenues and highways under the control and management of the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners for Fiscal Year 2012-13 for the purpose of maintaining, repairing, and otherwise improving the boulevards, parkways, roads, streets, avenues and highways in these districts.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE & ETHICS COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/14/2012)"

120205
Levying a special assessment upon all real estate, exclusive of improvements, not exempt by law from general taxation in the North, East and West Trafficway Districts for the purpose of maintaining, improving and repairing the trafficways, and providing for the manner of payment and collecting the special assessment.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE & ETHICS COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/14/2012)"

120206
Amending Chapter 78 of the Code of Ordinances of Kansas City entitled “Water” by repealing Sections 78-6, 78-8, 78-9, 78-10, 78-20, 78-27, 78-28, and 78-96 and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter adjusting charges for water service, including water main extensions, and changing the charge mechanism for termination of service with cause; and establishing an effective date.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE & ETHICS COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/14/2012)"

120207
Amending Chapter 61, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Stormwater”, by repealing Section 61-4, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter that increases the stormwater maximum fee; adjusts payment responsibility for stormwater fees; and establishing an effective date.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE & ETHICS COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/14/2012)"

120208
Amending Chapter 60 of the Code of Ordinances of Kansas City, Missouri, entitled Sewers and Sewage Disposal by repealing Sections 60-2, 60-3, and 60-191 and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter which adjust sewer rates; and establishing an effective date.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE & ETHICS COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/14/2012)"
 
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