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Last Published: 11/23/2010 1:01:37 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - MARK FUNKHOUSER
Present:3 - SHARON SANDERS BROOKS, BETH GOTTSTEIN, JOHN SHARP
Excused:1 - DEB HERMANN
 

100703
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim for workers' compensation benefits filed by Gregory Germann for injuries resulting from an accident on February 10, 2009, while employed by the City.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/22/2010)"

100705
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the Sixth Amendment to the North Oak Tax Increment Financing Plan; and approving the Sixth Amendment to the North Oak Tax Increment Financing Plan.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/22/2010)"

100706
Appropriating $37,208.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund for dumpster and trash removal services.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/22/2010)"

100712
Reducing and increasing appropriations in the General Fund for Fire Station Operations and designating requisitioning authority.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/22/2010)"

100713
(Sub.)
Reducing appropriations of $2,418,335.00 in the KCMAC 06A Fund, $122,804.00 in the KCMAC 2004B Taxable Fund, and $268,530.00 in the KCMAC 2004B Bartle Hall Expansion Fund; and appropriating $2,418,335.00 to various projects in the KCMAC 2006A Fund, $122,804.00 to KCMAC 2004B Taxable Fund, $268,530.00 to KCMAC 2004B Bartle Hall Expansion Fund.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/22/2010)"

100736
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Jacqueline Gabbert v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, Case No. 0916-CV35665.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/22/2010)"

100737
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Edna Alford v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, Case No. 0916-CV30281.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/22/2010)"

100749
Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Reimbursement Agreement with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners to provide an economic incentive to relocate certain business operations within the city limits of Kansas City, Missouri.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/22/2010)"
Mayor Funkhouser asked that this item be held to give him a chance to look over information regarding this ordinance. He had not been informed of what the ordinance was about. Councilwoman Sanders Brooks also stated that she had not been informed on the specifics of the ordinance and thought that staff should have presented that information to the committee beforehand. Mayor Funkhouser apologized to the representatives present and stated that he was looking forward to having this conversation after he had been better informed of the financial impact on the city and what measures could be offered to the company.

100752
Approving an Amended and Restated Termination Declaration among the City, Quality Hill Parking Partnership, L.P., and Quality Hill Historic District-Phase II-B, L.P. for the purpose of correcting errors in the legal description.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Maggie Moran, Law Department, stated that this ordinance would correct the legal description needed for recording purposes and would be sent to the County as soon as the ordinance passes.
Ayes: 4 - Funkhouser, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Sharp
Nays: 0

100758
Authorizing the execution of Promissory Notes between the City and J.E. Dunn Construction Group Inc. in the aggregate principal amount of $10,670,754, such Promissory Notes to be of such number, in such principal amounts and bearing such interest rates as designated by the Director of Finance; estimating and appropriating sale proceeds in the amount of $1,200,000.00 from the sale of property to Swope Community Builders or an affiliate; estimating debt service and other payments in the amount of $971,339.00; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
This ordinance approves an agreement between the City and J. E. Dunn Construction regarding new promissory notes. Swope Community Builders will purchase land in the East Village Project area and J. E. Dunn owns the land and will hold the promissory notes. The proceeds from the sale of the parcel of land to Swope Builders will go toward the debt service payment owed by the city in 2011.
Ayes: 4 - Funkhouser, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Sharp
Nays: 0

100606
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 2-1253, “Creditable Service”, 2-1255, “Membership and organization of board of trustees”, 2-1265, “Pension benefits generally”, 2-1267, “Disability retirement”, and 2-1268, “Death benefits generally”, and enacting in lieu thereof, new sections of like number and subject matter.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Troy Schulte, Interim City Manager, stated that this ordinance was the result of many hours of negotiations with the various firefighters unions. Louie Wright, Local 42, stated that this was a collective bargaining agreement that filled in some loopholes in the current language regarding death benefits and pensions. Mr. Wright explained the circumstances that precipitated the need for the changes to the language. All parties involved in the negotiations were satisfied with the results.
Ayes: 4 - Funkhouser, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Sharp
Nays: 0

100607
(Sub.)
Amending Article IX, Division 2, entitled "Retirement System" of Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 2-1171, 2-1172, 2-1176, 2-1186, 2-1189 and 2-1193, and enacting in lieu thereof, new sections of like number and subject matter; enacting a new Section 2-1201, “Same-City funding”; and reaffirmation of supplemental pension benefit and enhanced contributions therefor.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Troy Schulte, Interim City Manager, made a presentation before the committee with regardings to the financial impact the consolidation of MAST into the Fire Department has had on the City. Mr. Schulte talked about the outlook of the MAST employees pension plans and trying to get their plans in line with regular city employee plans. Councilman Sharp asked if Mr. Schulte thought that the city could realize the types of savings overall with the MAST consolidation. Mr. Schulte stated that in the long range scope of things he was confident that there would be significant savings for the city. Mayor Funkhouser talked about the response time for medical assistance.
Ayes: 4 - Funkhouser, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Sharp
Nays: 0
 
 There may be general discussion(s) on current Finance and Audit Committee issues. Pursuant to the following subsections of Section 610.021 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; (4) sealed bids or proposals, pursuant to subsection 12; and/or (5) negotiations with employee groups, pursuant to subsection 9.