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Last Published: 4/1/2020 9:38:13 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL 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
 
 
 Some members of the City Council may attend this meeting via teleconference or videoconference. The public can observe this meeting at the links provided below.

200194
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim for a Workers' Compensation benefit filed by Kimberly Bernhardt for injuries resulting from an accident on June 10, 2012, while employed by the City.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
There was no testimony on this ordinance. Kimberly Bernhardt sustained an injury to her right leg as a result of an occupational accident. Ms. Bernhardt required a surgical repair to her knee. Due to complications after the surgery (she developed reflex sympathetic dystrophy), she required the insertion of a spinal stimulator to control her pain. She was unable to return to her job with the Kansas City Fire Department. Ms. Bernhardt received $135,700.00 in medical payments. She is now permanently and totally disabled.
Ayes: 4 - Shields, Parks-Shaw, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 1 - Hall

200193
Reducing appropriations in the Contingent Appropriation of the General Fund by $490,000.00; appropriating that amount from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund to the Kansas City Board of Elections, Clay County Board of Elections, and Platte County Board of Elections to support an election called for Tuesday, April 7, 2020; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing an accelerated effective date.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
To provide election operational support to the Kansas City, Clay County, and Platte County Boards of Election to support an election called for on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The legislation herein proposes that support for a special election is an eligible use of the City’s Contingent Appropriation, and makes necessary appropriations to provide financial support to the Kansas City, Clay County, and Platte County Boards of Election.
Ayes: 5 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

190767
Amending Chapter 2, Article VI, Code of Ordinances, by enacting Section 2-886 entitled Commercial Encroachments, which dispenses with the requirement that certain improvements erected or to be erected upon land belonging to the City be approved by the Municipal Arts Commission.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (4/8/2020)"
There was no discussion on this ordinance.
Ayes: 5 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, 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 (4/8/2020)"
There was no discussion on this ordinance.
Ayes: 5 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

200162
(Sub.)
Appropriating $250,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund, and authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services to execute an agreement with ReStart to provide emergency shelter for homeless and requiring ReStart to report back to Council the uses of its programmatic services and matching private funding.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
This ordinance appropriates $250,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund and authorizes the City Manager to execute an agreement with ReStart.

200166
Levying taxes for Fiscal Year 2020-21 for the General Revenue, Health, General Debt and Interest, and Museum Special Revenue Funds on all property in Kansas City subject to taxation on January 1, 2020; providing for the extension of such levies by the Director of Finance; and authorizing the collection by the Director of Finance.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Tammy Queen testified on this ordinance. Taxes for Fiscal Year 2020-21, commencing on the first day of May 2020, in the total amount of $1.6360 per $100, shall be levied upon all property within the City subject to taxation on January 1, 2020, under the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri for both real and tangible personal property. A general tax of 60.94 cents on each $100 of the assessed valuation of all such taxable property is levied and imposed for municipal operating purposes to be credited to the General Fund. A general tax of 60.97 cents on each $100 of the assessed valuation of all such taxable property is levied and imposed for municipal operating expenses for hospitals and public health to be credited to the Health Levy Fund. A tax of 40.00 cents on each $100 of the assessed valuation of all such taxable property is imposed for purposes of paying debt service on outstanding general obligation bonds of the City. A general tax of 1.69 cents on each $100 of the assessed valuation of all such taxable property for municipal museum purposes, to be credited to the Museum Special Revenue Fund.
Ayes: 4 - Shields, Parks-Shaw, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 1 - Hall

200167
Setting the rates for the trafficway maintenance tax, the park and boulevard maintenance tax, and the boulevards and parkways front foot assessment at $0.00 for Fiscal Year 2020-21 in accordance with Section 68-582 of the Code of Ordinances.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
On August 7, 2012, the voters of the City of Kansas City, Missouri approved a park sales tax of 1/2 cent for the purpose of providing for the maintenance and operations of local parks, parkways, boulevards, and community centers, to become effective January 1, 2013. The voters also directed that the City cease billing and collecting the trafficway maintenance tax, the park and boulevard maintenance tax, and the boulevards and parkways front foot assessment by setting the assessment for each at $0.00. This ordinance establishes the park and boulevard maintenance taxes at $0.00, and establishes the boulevards and parkways front foot assessments at $0.00 pursuant to the recommendation of the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners. The ordinance also establishes the trafficway maintenance tax at $0.00. These rates will be effective for Fiscal Year 2020-21.
Ayes: 5 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

200168
Amending Chapter 78, Code of Ordinances, entitled Water by repealing Sections 78-6, 78-8, 78-10, and 78-11 and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter, that adjust charges for water service and impose a five percent payment in lieu of taxes upon the City Water Fund’s gross revenues derived from water services to the City’s residential and commercial customers to be paid to the General Fund and charged to residential and commercial customers; and establishing an effective date.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
water mains and related infrastructure impact the City in several ways, including but not limited to, increased O&M costs, increased water loss, and increased liability for damages. In addition, revenue collected from customers will enable the continued funding of the renewal and replacement fund, ensure adequate capital reinvestment in the system and maintain service levels, which in the long term will keep overall costs manageable for maintenance and operation of the system. This ordinance also updates Section 78-11 that imposes a five percent Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) to the General Fund. The PILOT is imposed on the Water Services Department, and passed onto the water customer. The FY2021 increase in the PILOT will generate offsetting revenue for Street Sweeping and Leaf and Brush removal. This ordinance will provide the water utility an overall 2% revenue increase (from the PILOT increase) from fees, commodity, and service charges. The increased fees and charges reflect the projected costs to operate the Water Utility. The rates provided for in this ordinance will increase the average monthly residential water bill by $0.56 per month, based on calendar year 2019 Kansas City residential customer average monthly actual usage of 4.89 ccf (3,658 gallons). The average residential water bill will increase from $37.86 to $38.42 per month. The increased rates are proposed to be effective on billings for usage on or after May 1, 2020. For billings prior to May 1, 2020, the FY20 rates shall apply.
Ayes: 4 - Shields, Parks-Shaw, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 1 - Hall

200169
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 60, Code of Ordinances, entitled Sewers and Sewage Disposal by repealing Sections 60-2 and 60-3, and 60-9, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter, that adjust charges for sewer service and impose a two percent payment in lieu of taxes upon the City Sewer Fund’s gross revenues derived from sewer services to the City’s residential and commercial customers to be paid to the General Fund and charged to residential and commercial customers; and establishing an effective date.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
The City of Kansas City determines its revenue requirements as part of its budgetary process for the upcoming year. This review includes a cost of service analysis which is used to appropriately allocate and set rates associated with the various customer classes. The recommended revenue increase is necessary in part to meet increased costs due to inflow and inflation, addressing capital improvement needs and the overflow control plan. Further, passage of this ordinance continues the funding of the renewal and replacement fund and maintaining cash reserves to ensure adequate capital reinvestment in the system, which in the long term will support the overall cost for maintaining sewer assets. This ordinance also updates Section 60-9 that imposes a two and a half percent Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) to the General Fund. The PILOT is imposed on the Water Services Department. The subject ordinance will provide the utility an overall 6.5% sewer revenue increase. The increased fees and charges reflect the projected costs to operate the Wastewater Utility as determined through the department's annual cost of service study conducted in accordance with WEF (Water Environment Federation) cost of service methodology. The revenue increase is reflected in the volume charge, the service charge, and fees associated with the wastewater utility. The rates provided for in this ordinance will increase the average residential monthly sewer bill approximately $4.25/month. The average Kansas City residential sewer bill will increase from $63.47 to $67.72 per month, based on the winter average (Dec 2018 to Mar 2019) water usage of 4.49 ccf (3,359 gallons) per month. The increased rates are proposed to be effective on billings for usage on or after May 1, 2020. For billings prior to May 1, 2020, the FY20 rates shall apply.
Ayes: 4 - Shields, Parks-Shaw, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 1 - Hall

200170
Amending Chapter 64, entitled “Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places,” by repealing Sections 64-118 and 64-426; amending Chapter 70, entitled “Traffic and Vehicles,” by repealing Sections 70-39, 70-263, and 70-562 and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter for the purpose of modifying the method permitting fees are adjusted and modifying the permit fees; and establishing an effective date.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
This ordinance adjusts permit fees for sections 64-8, 64118, 64-426 ,70-39, 70-263 and 70-562. Permit fees are to be raised yearly in conjunction with the new fiscal year, effective May 1, 2020. Permit fees have been raised per ordinances ordinance 070529, 070530 , 170178, 180267 and191073. This rate increase is raising permit fees 1.5% based on the CPI increase for 2020. This will take affect May 1, 2020.
Ayes: 5 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

200171
(Sub.)
Adopting the Annual Budget of the City for the Fiscal Year 2020-21; establishing on the books of the City the Municipal Court Building Fund (Fund No. 2761), Probation Fund (Fund No. 2762), Specialty Court Fund (Fund No. 2763), Housing Violation Fund (Fund No. 2764), Assessment and Triage Center Fund (Fund No. 2765), Love Thy Neighbor Fund (Fund No. 2766); renaming the Parking Garages Fund to the Parking Fund (Fund No. 2160), Governmental Grants Fund to the Health Grants Fund (Fund No. 2480) and Neighborhoods Grants Fund to General Grants Fund (Fund No. 2580); repealing Second Committee Substitute for Resolution No. 180783; estimating the revenues for the fiscal year; appropriating for the purposes stated the sums set forth in the budget; directing the Director of Finance to make the necessary entries upon the City’s records to show the appropriations and allocations provided for; authorizing inter-fund loans; and electing to establish a budget adoption deadline pursuant to Section 805(i) of the City Charter.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Tammy Queen testified on this ordinance. Adopting the Annual Budget of the City for the Fiscal Year 2020-21; establishing on the books of the City the Municipal Court Building Fund (Fund No. 2761), Probation Fund (Fund No. 2762), Specialty Court Fund (Fund No. 2763), Housing Violation Fund (Fund No. 2764), Assessment and Triage Center Fund (Fund No. 2765), Love Thy Neighbor Fund (Fund No. 2766); renaming the Parking Garages Fund to the Parking Fund (Fund No. 2160), Governmental Grants Fund to the Health Grants Fund (Fund No. 2480) and Neighborhoods Grants Fund to General Grants Fund (Fund No. 2580); repealing Second Committee Substitute for Resolution No. 180783; 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.
Ayes: 4 - Shields, Parks-Shaw, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 1 - Hall

200172
(Sub.)
Establishing Fund No. 3521, the General Obligation Series 2021A Question 1 Bond Fund in the records of the City of Kansas City, Missouri; estimating and appropriating $38,449,495.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Obligation Series 2021A Question 1 Bond Fund; establishing Fund No. 3621, the General Obligation Series 2021A Question 2 Bond Fund in the records of the City of Kansas City, Missouri; estimating and appropriating $5,202,020.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Obligation Series 2021A Question 2 Bond Fund; establishing Fund No. 3721, the General Obligation Series 2021A Question 3 Bond Fund in the records of the City of Kansas City, Missouri; estimating and appropriating $4,545,455.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Obligation Series 2021A Question 3 Bond Fund; designating requisitioning authorities; declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself from the bond proceeds for certain expenditures; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts; and establishing the effective date of this ordinance.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Tammy Queen testified on this ordinance. WHEREAS, Ordinance No. 160951 put before the voters in the question of enacting a basic maintenance and capital improvements program for 20 additional years by the extension of the current 1% general sales tax used for capital improvements and maintenance; and WHEREAS, in a Special Election called on April 4, 2017, the voters of the City of Kansas City, Missouri approved Question 1 to be used for funding Roads, Bridges and Sidewalks, Question 2 to be used for Flood Control and Question 3 to be used for Public Buildings.
Ayes: 5 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

200189
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, “Administration,” by enacting Section 2-1120, for the purpose of requiring timely annual performance appraisals by City supervisors and managers and delaying salary increases for supervisors and managers until they have issued required annual performance appraisals. *** This Item will be held until 3.18.2020 ***


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (4/8/2020)"

Ayes: 5 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0
 
 1. Staff from the City Auditor’s Office will present a Scope Statement: Citywide Duplicate Payments.
 
 Doug Buehler, Auditors office, Presented the Duplicate Payments audit presentation. There was no discussion on the audit because of time constraints. This is a continuous audit and the updated results are available on the City Auditors webpage.
 
 2. There may be a general discussion regarding current Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee issues.
 
 3. 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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