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Last Published: 11/13/2008 11:41:02 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
 

080838
RESOLUTION - Adoption of the AFSCME Local Union 500 Work Agreement effective retroactive to May 1, 2008 through April 30, 2011.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Gary O'Bannon, Director of Human Resources, testified before the committee on this resolution. This just finalizes the agreement between the City and Local Union 500. Charlie Hull, President of Local 500 also spoke his support of the resolution and thanked staff and council for their support of the negotiations.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

080839
Amending Article VIII of the Administrative Code of Kansas City, Missouri, relating to the Classification and Compensation Plan, by repealing Sections 2-1075, 2-1076, 2-1077, 2-1078, 2-1079, 2-1080, 2-1086, and 2-1099, which provides for changes to the maximum salaries of the pay grades for management non-exempt hourly positions and those covered by the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Kansas City, Missouri and Local 500 American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO. Allows employees with twenty (20) or more years of continuous service to accrue an additional day of vacation leave each year of the agreement for a total of three additional vacation days during the last year of the agreement and creates one additional vacation day (Free Day), and moves six job classifications into the bargaining unit and three will be removed.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Gary O'Bannon, Director of Human Resources, stated that this ordinance would allow for a free day extension for those employees at the top of their pay scale. It would bring some job classes into labor and eliminate some job classifications.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

080841
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission and approving the Eleventh Amendment to the 22nd & Main Tax Increment Financing Plan.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Bob Long, EDC, stated that this ordinance was a budget amendment, no costs have been changed. It amends the 10th plan which would allow the developer (tenant) to make an $100,000 investment in improvements to the property. Councilwoman Gottstein said that she was concerned with the issue of sanitation with this particular developer. Mr. Long stated that he would be mentioning that to the developer and that there would be closer monitoring of that issue as the project moves forward.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein
Nays: 0

080842
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim by Chris Owen, Claim No. T0708-0428B.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
This item was discussed in closed session then voted on.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

080848
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 2-1020, Conflict of interest annual report, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter for the purpose of adding the Kansas City Museum Advisory Board and the Impact Fee Advisory Committees to the list of boards, commissions and other entities whose members are required to file annual reports with the City Clerk.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Vickie Thompson, City Clerk, testified before the committee on this ordinance. The Kansas City Museum was to be added to the list of boards and commissions required to file an annual report with the City. City staff had requested that Arterial Impact Fees Commission be added to the list of boards and commissions required to submit the annual report. State law requires that a report be submitted every two years. That could be changed to an annual basis, if the council chose to do so. Sarah Baxter, Assistant City Attorney, stated that City Planning staff recommended adding the Impact Fees to the list. Councilman Johnson stated that he thought that the addition of the Impact Fee Commission would be a conflict in itself.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

080856
Repealing section 2-52, code of ordinances, entitled “Fiscal year and budget process” and enacting a new section 2-52 entitled “Budget process” to retain the current fiscal year and budget process rather than change at this time to a calendar year fiscal year; and directing the City Manager to provide the Council with options for the appropriate funding of capital projects to eliminate time between project selection and construction.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, explained that this ordinance would repeal an ordinance that was approved earlier in the year to change the city's year end date to a calendar year. There was too much of a gap in the budget process. This ordinance would allow the city to explore other options. At this time the City would need to build reserve capital but there was still the desire to change the year end to December 31st. At the direction of the City Manager staff was working to find some kind of mechanism that would allow capital improvement projects to move forward. The allowable by City Charter. He would come back in 30 days with a report. Councilman Johnson talked about Best Practices for capital improvement projects.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

080857
Authorizing the city manager to execute a contract with Public Financial Management, Inc. for the development of a five-year long-term financial plan for the City.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

080858
Reducing the Contingent Appropriation in the General Fund by $800,000, appropriating $800,000 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund to the Solid Waste Apartment Rebate program, designating requisitioning authority, and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, stated that this ordinance dealt with appropriating funds for the apartment rebate program. Money had been allocated in the contingency fund for the rebate and this would allow for appropriations for a seven month period. Pat Jensen, Attorney with White Goss, also testified on behalf of this ordinance.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, 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 (9/10/2008)"

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 (9/10/2008)"

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 "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Testimony on this ordinance continued. Mayor Funkhouser had a question on the sign-in process for pub;c testimony for those individuals wanting to testify before the committee. He stated that he was in favor of an ordinance that would create a volunteer policy for the city but was against any legislation that was directed towards his wife. Councilman Skaggs suggested that the ordinance be divided into two sections: One would allow the City Manager to create policy through Administration Regulations for volunteers not working for elected officials and the other would be to have legislation that gave city officials the right to enforce their own policies. Assistant City Attorney Bill Geary and Director of Human Resources Gary O'Bannon made a presentation before the committee on how the current volunteer information has been interpreted and to answer any questions from the committee. The following people testified before the committee about this issue: Mayor Funkhouser - against Councilman Skaggs - against Rep. John Bennett - against Christina Quijas Cuvallaro - against Frank Perez - against Lamar Vickers - against Frank Grimaldi - against Pat Clarke - against David Biersmith - against Bill Drummond - against
Ayes: 3 - Marcason, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0
 
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