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Last Published: 2/20/2007 2:01:38 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - CHARLES EDDY, ALVIN BROOKS, BILL SKAGGS, TERRY RILEY
Excused:1 - JOHN FAIRFIELD
 

070087
Authorizing the Director of Finance to accept the proposal of Koch Financial Corporation for the acquisition of prevention fleet vehicles under a Master Equipment Lease/Purchase Agreement in an approximate principal amount not to exceed $384,258.00; estimating and appropriating $384,258.00 in lease proceeds; authorizing the execution of any and all documents and agreements necessary for the financing; declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself from the lease purchase proceeds for certain expenditures; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon project completion; and designating requisitioning authorities.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Randy Landes, Finance Department and Smokey Dyer, Fire Department, testified regarding the lease purchase draw. Smokey Dyer added that there will be revenue from the sale of all the old equipment and the receipt of those funds will go in the master lease fund account. The revenue exceeds a million dollars. Councilman Riley asked about the use of alternative fuel for the new equipment. Smokey Dyer stated that it was something that is being looked at.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley
Nays: 0

070100
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Auditor to review the solicitation, evaluation, selection and negotiation processes of the Document Output Management and Mail Services RFP and report to the Finance and Audit Committee.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Gary White, Auditors Office,gave a report on the processes of RFP for mail services and output management. The committee agrees that the overall RFP processes should be reviewed and possible changed. Deb Hinsvark, spoke about the purchasing process/RFP etc. Heather Brown, Law Department, stated that a second amendment should be made to cancel the contract and submit a new RFP, There was some discussion to allow current contract stand and do a new RFP, additional there was dissussion to do an audit of the processes. Janet Blevilt, representive for the contractor, expressed concerns that her client will be adversely effected by the audits findings and the disruption of the contract. There were several meetings changing the scope of the contract that concerned the contractor before this point.Her client now feels a great injustice will accrue if the contract or RFP process changes. Her client is in agreement that a audit should happen but not for this contract. The audit should only concern forthcoming contracts/RFPs. Councilman Riley suggested that it should not take 30 days to review/audit contract. Councilman Eddy stated that he believe it would. Councillman Riley added that the process has already taken 18 months "let's not prolong this issue". Mr White stated that he could not give specific time frame or dollar amount for the audit. The committee decided to return to the resolution as substituted. The previous vote to further amend the resolution was deadlocked and a motion to retain the resolution was seconded for immediate adoption. Councilman Skaggs voted nay.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley
Nays: 1 - Skaggs

061372
Approving a plan for industrial development for the purpose of construction, acquisition and equipping and furnishing a data center for Cerner Corporation located on the west side of Chouteau Trafficway, north of Missouri Highway 210, Kansas City, Missouri; and directing the City Clerk to file certain documents with the appropriate offices.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Micheala Hunter, and David Fransha both testified regarding the Cerner Data Center, near Hwy 210 and Chouteau Trwy., Cerner will invest funds totalling 500 million dollars over 10 years. Thirty new jobs will be created at an average salary of 60k a year. David Fransha,stated that the purpose of the facility is for additional technical support and data warehousing for hospitals. The building is due to be finished by spring.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley
Nays: 0

070081
RESOLUTION - Authorizing the Mayor to request the Municipal Judicial Nominating Commission to submit a panel of nominees for appointment as judges of Divisions 207 and 206 of the Kansas City Municipal Court; and declaring the City Councils decision to fill the current vacancy in Division 205 of the Kansas City Municipal Court.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (2/14/2007)"
 
 The Finance and Audit committee may hold Closed Sessions pursuant to Sections RSMo 610.021 (1). (2), and/or (3) respectively to discuss legal, real estate or personnel matters.