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Last Published: 10/15/2007 1:59:35 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - CHARLES EDDY
Present:4 - ALVIN BROOKS, BILL SKAGGS, TERRY RILEY, JOHN FAIRFIELD
 

060992
Authorizing the Director of Convention and Entertainment Centers to enter into and execute a five year agreement with Market Art, Inc., for the purposes of displaying an art piece in the entrance of Kemper Arena and selling advertising space on same.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Oscar McGaskey, Convention and Entertainment Center Director with Larry Polvich of Global Spectrum were present to testify regarding art for the Kemper Arena lobby. The small plane would hang from the ceiling of the lobby. The cities structural engineers have verified that the ceiling can safely support the plane. It would also serve as advertising space that would be for sale and bring revenue for the city. The artist company have a proven tract record and have agreed to meet WBE/MBE goals.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060995
(Sub.)
Estimating and appropriating revenues from the 2006 GO Bond Fund in the amount of $1,200,000.00; authorizing a $110,499.95 contract contingency increase with MTS Contracting, Inc.; and authorizing an additional expenditure of funds for the project.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Eric Bosch, CIMO, stated that the ordinance allowed an increase in the contingency fund for a contract with MTS contracting.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

061000
Reducing appropriations in certain Economic Dev Initiative Fund accounts by $448,062.00; reestimating revenue in certain accounts of the Economic Dev Initiative Fund by $4,289,552.00; increasing appropriations in certain Economic Dev Initiative Fund accounts by $448,062.00; and designating requisitioning authority.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Troy Schulte, Budget Office,said that the primary reason for the ordinance to address housekeeping measures adjusting the books to reflect EDI grant revenues still to be received by the City for its EDI activities.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

061016
(Sub.)
Approving and authorizing settlement of claims arising out of the mandatory retirement of Honorable Marcia K. Walsh.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Galen Beaufort,Law Department, explained that an agreement had been reached. This item was discussed in Closed session.

060795
(Sub.)
 Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by enacting a new section to be known as Section 2-53, Limitation on contributions for Mayor and Council elections.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/27/2006)"
There was no discussion for this item, it was held one week, until 09/27/06.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060953
(Sub.)
Amending Section 2-1081, Code of Ordinances, to remove the automatic 4% annual raises for municipal judges and to provide for raises to match increases when salary ranges for management-exempt City employees are raised or general cost of living increases are given to management-exempt City employees.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (10/4/2006)"
There was no discussion on this item,it was held for two weeks, October 4, 2006.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060990
(Sub.)
Expressing support for the expenditure of $2.7 million in sales tax funds to rebuild certain roadways in the vicinity of the Police Academy and the Southeast Community Center and the repayment of $153,040.00 to Maplewoods Parkway; appropriating $4,293,040.00 to the Police Academy Roadways, Maplewoods Parkway, Police Academy and Southeast Community Centers accounts in the Capital Improvements Sales Tax Fund; directing the Public Improvements Advisory Committee to include an allocation of $4,293,040.00 in next year’s Capital Improvements Sales Tax City-wide Program; directing the City Manager to identify funds to cover any shortfall in next year’s Capital Improvements Sales Tax City-wide Program resulting from this appropriation; and designating requisitioning authority.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS SECOND COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
There was extensive discussed from the committee members and legal counsel regarding the need for the road improvement for safety and the impact on the current and next years budget. There was also discussion on the need for improvements to the Southeast Community Center. Additionally there was much discussion about the amount of funds to be allocated for each project and the need to move forward on the projects to avoid possible cost overruns due to construction season closing etc. The committee agreed to advance the ordinance.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0
 
 The Finance and Audit Committee may hold Closed Sessions pursuant to Sections RSMo 610.021 (1), (2), and (3) respectively to discuss legal, real estate or personnel matters.