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Last Published: 10/15/2007 1:40:13 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:3 - CHARLES EDDY, ALVIN BROOKS, TERRY RILEY
Excused:1 - BILL SKAGGS
 

050782
Authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with Tusa Consulting Services, providing for rebanding work on the City’s Radio Communication System; estimating revenue and appropriations; and designating requisitioning authority.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Rich Noll, City Manager's Office, testified on behalf of this ordinance. The City's public safety communications system is affected by the Nextel spectrum swap and therefore the City will have to "reband" its channels.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley
Nays: 0

050783
RESOLUTION - Authorizing the development of financing for the current refunding of the City’s General Improvement Airport Revenue Bonds, Series 1995 (the “Bonds”) issued in the original principal amount of $41,020,000.00 for the purpose of providing funds to advance refund $37,980,000.00 of principal amount of the then outstanding Airport Revenue Bonds of the City, and authorizing certain other actions pursuant thereto.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Randy Landes, Finance Department, testified on behalf of this resolution. This resolution provides authorization to proceed with development of a financing for the current refunding of the remaining outstanding principal balance on the Series 1995 Bonds.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley
Nays: 0

050791
Appropriating $80,000.00 for the Youth Advocacy Program account of the Youth Employment Fund.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
There was no testimony given for this ordinance.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley
Nays: 0

050798
(Sub.)
Amending Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 001246 by repealing Section 3 and enacting in its place a new section 3 to authorize the expenditure of endowment funds; appropriating funds from the Liberty Memorial Endowment Fund; establishing requisitioning authority; declaring the intent to reimburse itself for expenditures made for the project.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Pat Klein, Budget Office, testified on behalf of this ordinance. This ordinance will appropriate $5 million, of the future City approved $10 million GO Bond that is designated for the Liberty Memorial Museum Project, so that the project can continue forward in a fiscally responsible manner.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley
Nays: 0

050806
Authorizing a $380,000.00 contract amendment with Unisys Corporation for development of call center operations.

050814
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Karen Cummins v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, Case No. 03CV200803.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
The Committee went into Closed Session to discuss this ordinance.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley
Nays: 0

050815
Authorizing the Director of Finance to proceed with the development of financing to acquire fire apparatus, in an approximate principal amount not to exceed $16,000,000.00, under a Master Lease Purchase Agreement with a municipal leasing institution; estimating and appropriating revenues in the amount of $16,000,000.00 in the Equipment Lease Capital Acquisition Fund; designating requisitioning authority; declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself from the lease purchase proceeds for certain expenditures; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Randy Landes, Finance Department and Smokey Dyer, Fire Chief, testified on behalf of this ordinance. The development of financing under an anticipated master lease purchase agreement will provide reimbursement for the cost of acquisition of fire apparatus. The cost of such equipment will be expected to be reimbursed by a draw upon the Agreement with a municipal leasing institution. Jerry Caulk, Fleet Administrator, testified that his department was in agreement with the Master Lease Purchase agreement.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley
Nays: 0

050819
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Expressing the City Council’s interest in issuing Chapter 100 bonds in an amount not to exceed $41 million for the purpose of carrying out an industrial development project (the “Project”) used in conjunction with the construction of the World Headquarters of H&R Block, Inc. (the “Company”) in the Downtown Central Business District of Kansas City, Missouri; and directing the City Manager to work with the Company and the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri to negotiate a plan to accomplish the project.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Micheala Hunter, City Planning Department, testified on behalf of this ordinance.This resolution will result in up to $41 million Chapter 100 bonds for the purpose of carrying out an industrial development project of an office building for H&R Block.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley
Nays: 0

050544
(Sub.)
Approving the issuance of Improvement and Refunding Revenue Bonds (Municipal Auditorium Garage Improvements and Muehlebach Hotel Refunding Projects) Series 2005E, by the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority of Kansas City, Missouri (the “Authority”), in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $36,000,000.00, as fixed interest rate bonds, to provide funds to currently refund the Authority’s Series 1995A Bonds and to finance certain improvements to the Municipal Auditorium Plaza Garage; and authorizing and approving certain documents and actions in connection with the issuance of such bonds.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Randy Landes, Finance Department, testified on behalf of this ordinance. This ordinance is to authorize the issuance of LCRA Tax-Exempt Lease REvenue Bonds, Series 2005E for the Muehlebach Hotel 1995A refunding and for improvements to the Municipal Auditorium Plaza Garage.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley
Nays: 0
 
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