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Last Published: 2/3/2009 11:04:51 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
 

081236
Repealing Ordinance No. 941598 relating to the Civic Mall Redevelopment Project Block No. 81B of the Civic Mall Tax Increment Financing Plan.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Missy Wilson, EDC, stated that this ordinance was repealing an earlier ordinance that included block 81 A & 81 B in a redevelopment plan. The project was never activated and was allowed to expire. Under state statutes the plan could not be reactivated. The project had originally been part of the Civic Mall Redevelopment Plan and was moved to and included in the East Village Redevelopment plan.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

081237
Repealing Ordinance No. 941599 relating to the Civic Mall Redevelopment Project Block No. 81A of the Civic Mall Tax Increment Financing Plan.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
This is a companion ordinance to Ord. No. 081236. See testimony under that number.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

990713
(Sub.)
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project 15 of the 19th Terrace & Central Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therein.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, CONSENT"
Missy Wilson, TIF Commission, stated that this ordinance would activate project 15 of the redevelopment area. It would establish an increment base for 2008 that would allow the developer to draw down on certified costs. Charlie Miller, Attorney for the developer and Chris Accordo, representative for the developer were on hand to answer questions.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein
Nays: 0

060456
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project 1 of the East Village Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting Tax Increment Financing therefor.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
This ordinance is related to Ord. Nos. 081236 and 081237. This ordinance deals with financing for the project. It is nearing time for the county assessments to be made. Because the project is only half finished the value of the property would be underassessed. Staff is trying to get the best percentage rate by activating the project prior to the end of the year. Dan Beguna, Finance Department and Bob Langenkamp, City Planning and Development, also testified on this item.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

081169
(Sub.)
Reducing an appropriation in the amount of $300,000.00 from the Contingent Appropriation to correct the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developmentā€™s Finding No 4: Ineligible HOME Activity in the Rockford Hills project.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Shirley Winn, City Planning and Development, testified that errors had been made in the HOME funding for a housing complex located within the city limits. A certain amount of units in the complex had to be considered affordable housing but that was not the case. This money is to be used to replay monies received from the federal government for those units.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

081187
(Sub.)
Establishing the Southtown Urban Life Development Bond Fund in the records of the City; estimating and appropriating $20,500,000.00 from the anticipated sale of bonds; authorizing the City Manager to execute certain documents and to expend $20,500,000.00 for the Southtown Urban Life Development Tax Increment Financing Plan; authorizing the Director of Finance to close out accounts at the end of the project; declaring the City's intent to reimburse itself for certain expenditures; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS SECOND COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Jeff Yates, CFO for the City of Kansas City, Mo., testified before the committee stating that the concerns and questions put before the staff with regards to the project had been addressed. Donald Lee, Treasurer for Citadel Properties, LLC, stated that there had been some confusion about taxes being paid by the developer. Taxes had been paid on most properties but several were in dispute status with the county. There was lengthy discussion on this item from staff and the committee. The committee voted to go into closed session to discuss this item. Councilman Riley also participated in the closed session. Assistant City Attorney Heather Brown read changes that had been requested and made to the ordinance while in closed session. The committee voted to pass the ordinance, with changes, after some additional testimony by staff.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

081216
Authorizing a $163,400.00 Amendment 2 to an agreement with Crawford Architects, LLC for design services for the Bartle North Dock Improvements project; authorizing an increase in the contingency of a contract with Taylor Kelly Construction, LLC, for Project 890A0284, Bartle North Dock Exterior Steel Skin; authorizing the City Manager to expend $763,400.00 from previously appropriated funds; and authorizing $150,000.00 in additional project management fees.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Eric Bosch, City Architect, stated that this ordinance would be used to contract for design services for the Bartle Hall North Dock area. Storage area is available and the contractor has been asked to develop a design for the area. They have also been asked to look at long term maintenance and make suggestions.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

081217
Authorizing a $73,000.00 Amendment No. 1 to an agreement with Diggs Construction, LLC for construction management services for the Bartle North Dock Improvements project; and authorizing the City Manager to expend $73,000.00 from previously appropriated funds for the project.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Eric Bosch, City Architect, stated that this ordinance was for project management fees associated with the Bartle Hall North Dock project.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0
 
 City Planning and Development staff will present the "Development Code Staffing Plan". Tom Coyle, Director of City Planning and Development made a presentation to the committee at the request of the Planning and Zoning Committee. Mr. Coyle talked about the changes being made to the zoning ordinance and how it would impact the staff of City Planning and Development. The intent is to have fees collected by the department remain in the department and pay for operation and staff. The intent is to be self supporting at some point in the future. The Monthly Financial Report for October, 2008 will be presented. Mary Temple, City Controller, gave the report for October. There was no upward turn in the revenue collected compared to the last fiscal year period for the same time last year. Expenditures were up over 4% compared to last year. There will be a discussion on" KCPD Radio Financing Options". This item was held. There may be general discussion(s) on current Finance and Audit Committee issues. Pursuant to the following subsections of Section 621.021 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. The committee voted to go into closed session.