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Last Published: 5/15/2008 10:56:34 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
 

080379
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim for a workers' compensation benefit filed by Michelle A. Newby for injuries resulting from an accident on July 8, 2004, while employed by the City.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
This item was discussed in closed session then voted on.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks
Nays: 0

080380
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim for a workers' compensation benefit filed by Ronald R. Gibbs for injuries resulting from an accident on February 16, 2007, while employed by the City.


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

080381
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim for a workers' compensation benefit filed by Ronald F. Bayless for injuries resulting from an accident on December 11, 2003, while employed by the City.


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

080382
(Sub.)
Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Management Agreement with the American Jazz Museum, in the amount of $625,000.00, from the American Jazz Museum Account, for management and operations of the 18th and Vine Project.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
This ordinance authorizes a management agreement between the City of Kansas City, Mo. and the Jazz Museum. Claude Page, City Development and Greg Carroll, Jazz Museum were on hand to talk about the district and the programs going on in the district. Mr. Carroll also mentioned that the Jazz Museum was accredited and was known worldwide.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein
Nays: 0

080398
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled John Gorski and Nancy Gorski v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, et al., Case No. 0516-CV23768.


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

080399
Authorizing the Director of the Convention and Entertainment Facilities Department to enter into a five-year agreement with the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Kansas City Inc., to provide services for the promotion of conventions and tourism in the City for Fiscal Years FY2008-2009 to FY2013-2014.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Oscar McGaskey, Director of the Convention and Entertainment Facilities, talked about the advertising of the facilities over the next five years. The services are needed in order to help the city stay in contention for being the place to bring your convention trade and to promote the City of Kansas City, Mo as a vacation destination.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

080405
Authorizing the Director of Finance to execute a contract with American Express for credit card processing services.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Tammy Queen, Finance Department, stated that this ordinance was to authorize the City to enter into an agreement with American Express for the City use of credit cards by various departments.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

080406
Authorizing the Director of Finance to execute a contract with U.S. Bank/NOVA for merchant bank card and Discover card processing services.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
This is a companion ordinance to 080405. Tammy Queen, Finance Department, stated that U.S. Bank/NOVA was able to secure the contract for credit card processing for the City of Kansas City. Their bids were the best in providing the city with services that were needed.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

080407
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 2-605, Facilities user fee, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like name and subject matter, increasing the user fee for events at Convention and Entertainment Facilities from $1.00 to $2.00.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Oscar McGaskey, Director of the Convention and Entertainment Facilities, stated that the ordinance would all the user fees to be increased from $1.00 to $2.00 per event. The increase is needed to help offset costs during the year. Staff felt that a per event increase instead of a percentage increase would be more acceptable from the public. The money generated would be used for maintenance and upkeep of the facilities. Speaking in favor of the ordinance increase was vendor Jim McNair. He agreed that a per event increase seemed acceptable and would not impose an undue hardship on vendor using the facilities. Opposed to the fee increase was Patrick Ryan, also a vendor. He stated that he thought that an increase would cause the public to stay away from events.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein
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 (4/30/2008)"
This item was held one week.
 
 There will be a discussion on the CIMO Audit. Gary White, City Auditor, presented the findings of the department with regards to the work done on the CIMO audit. He highlighted areas where there was definite improvement or overhaul in the procedures being used by the department. (A complete copy of the Audit is on file in the Office of the City Clerk.) There will be a CIMO Review Subcommittee Report. Councilman Russ Johnson testified on behalf of the CIMO Subcommittee and the findings that the subcommittee came up with. The recommendations were shared with the committee. (A copy of the recommendations are on file in the Office of the City Clerk.) City Manager Wayne Cauthen appeared before the committee and responded to various questions raised by the committee. He also stated that he felt that CIMO should stay in existence and not be phased out. There will be continuing projects down the road for CIMO to become involved with. Dan Morgan, Building Association of Greater Kansas City, testified on behalf of keeping CIMO and the wonderful work that they do around the city. Ed DeSoignie, Heavy Constructors Association of Greater Kansas City, also spoke in favor of continuing CIMO. Consolidated Staff Report on Economic Development Incentive Policy Implementation. Jeff Kaczmarek, EDC and Dan Bagunu, Finance Department, gave an updated progress report before the committee on implementation of the EDI Policy. (A copy of the report is on file in the Office of the City Clerk.) 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.