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Last Published: 11/14/2008 8:22:56 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:5 - DEB HERMANN, JAN MARCASON, SHARON SANDERS BROOKS, BETH GOTTSTEIN, RUSS JOHNSON
 

080822
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Authorizing the establishment of a committee to study options for providing health insurance and other related benefits to City employees and retirees and other public employees in Kansas City.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Councilman John Sharp talked about the purpose of this resolution. He felt that the city needed to look at alternatives to the way health care is being funded for city employees. He also suggested that the city look at self funding at least a portion of the health insurance coverage for employees. With the costs of insurance continuously rising, he thought that it would be wise to look at other options.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

080832
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Director of City Development to execute a $400,000.00 agreement for the installation and maintenance of public improvements in the public right-of-way with the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority for the redevelopment of the Columbus Park Urban Renewal Area.  


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Shawn Hughes. City Planning and Development , explained that the ordinance would allow for an agreement for infrastructure improvements in the Columbus Park area. Joe Eagan, Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority was on hand to answer questions.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

080833
(Sub.)
Levying taxes for Fiscal Year 2008-09 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, 2008; providing for the extension of such levies by the Director of Finance; and authorizing the collection by the Director of Finance.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Randy Landes, City Treasurer, talked about property tax levy certification. He did a power point presentation on the process involved in process of calculating the property taxes for the city. Each year the council approves the information received from the four counties in which Kansas City sits.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

080837
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 2, Administration, Code of Ordinances, by enacting Sections 2-54 through 2-71, relating to volunteers in the offices of City elected officials.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/3/2008)"
Mayor Funkhouser testified before the committee with regards to this ordinance. He had three handouts that he circulated to the committee on similar types of situations where the spouse of the mayor was a volunteer in that Mayor's Office. He was not against having a volunteer policy, but he felt that the policy was directed towards his wife working as a volunteer in his office. Councilwoman Marcason read a statement as to what and why this ordinance came about and is needed. City Attorney Galen Beaufort talked about the legality of the ordinance. Gary O'Bannon, Director of Human Resources, stated that there was no current policy on volunteers within the city government. He also stated that on occasion he would get an inquiry as to if a person could volunteer here at City Hall. His answer had always been no. His impression was that the question was directed towards an office environment or in administrative areas. He put several departments, particularly Parks and Recreation, into a sperate category for volunteer services. That part of the sector is a mainstay for their department Those who testified were: Mayor Funkhouser - against Karen Grover - agreed that a clear volunteer policy was needed Denise Drake - support Eric K. Banks - against Gary Baker - support John Fiero - in support, with exceptions Meg Conger - support, with exceptions Dr. Rex Archer - could work through issues with ordinance Councilwoman Cindy Circo - support Bill Drummond - against Pat Clarke - against

071177
(Sub.)
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project 1H of the 1200 Main/South Loop Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, CONSENT"
Missy Wilson, EDC, explained that this ordinance was to approve the activation of a previously approved plan for the Midland Theatre.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

080314
(Sub.)
Authorizing a cooperative agreement for public improvements with HD Lee Building, LLC, in the amount of $500,000.00.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/3/2008)"

080447
Amending Chapter 62, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 62-42, 62-43 and 62-44 for the purpose of eliminating payments to multi-family properties in lieu of refuse collection and disposal services.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

080771
Reducing appropriation and revenue estimates and in the General, Park Maintenance, Boulevard Maintenance, Motor Fuel Tax, Infrastructure and Maintenance, Neighborhood Tourist Development, Convention and Tourism, and Community Center Funds; and estimating revenue and appropriation in the General Fund.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/3/2008)"
 
 There may be general discussion(s) on current Finance and Audit Committee issues. The Finance and Audit Committee may hold a Closed Session pursuant to Sections 610.021 (1), (2), (3), or (12) RSMo to discuss legal matters, real estate, personnel or sealed proposals.