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Last Published: 5/7/2008 3:08:15 PM
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
 

080446
(Sub.)
Reducing appropriations and revenues in the amount of $73,851.00 in the Public Safety Sales Tax Fund; transferring it to the KCPDU Fund for the Police Academy Project; authorizing a $73,851.00 Second Amendment to a contract with HNTB for project management services for Project No. 89000930, Police Academy; and authorizing the City Manager to expend up to $73,851.00 from funds appropriated for the amendment.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (5/14/2008)"
Eric Bosch, CIMO, testified that this ordinance was to transfer funds from the Police Academy Fund to the City's account in order to pay increased expenses incurred by HNTB for management services. Councilmembers Gottstein and Marcason had concerns regarding the continuing increases in expenses paid for this project. Councilman Johnson asked that this item be held a week in order to address concerns of his colleagues regarding the total cost of this project.

080451
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim by Aptuit, Claim No. T0708-1040.


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

080454
Renaming Fund No. 8069, the Series 2008A Water Revenue Bond Project Fund; estimating revenues in the amount of $23,781,000.00 in the Series 2008A Water Revenue Bond Project Fund (Fund No. 8069) and appropriating the same; estimating revenue in the Water Fund in the amount of $13,592.00 representing accrued interest; designating requisitioning authorities; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon completion; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Tamela Handie, Finance Department, gave an update on the issuance of Water Revenue Bonds for 2008. The Finance Director had previously made a presentation to the committee regarding the issuance and sale of the bonds.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

080455
Authorizing the Director of Finance to establish a new series of General Consolidating funds; and cause to be closed upon the City’s books various funds.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (5/14/2008)"
This item was held one week.

080457
Authorizing a $15,188.00 Amendment No. 2 to a contract with Overhead Door Company of Kansas City, for design, purchase and install services for Project No. 890A0284 – Bartle Hall North Dock; and authorizing the City Manager to expend $15,188.00 from previously appropriated funds for the project.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Staff from Public Works stated that the ordinance would allow for the installation of a safety system at the North Dock of Bartle Hall.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

080458
Authorizing the Director of the Convention and Entertainment Facilities Department to enter a seven-year agreement with Aramark Sports and Entertainment Services, LLC, to provide concession and catering services in the Municipal Auditorium, Convention Center, and related facilities.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (5/14/2008)"
This item was held one week in order to allow staff to revise the ordinance.

080463
RESOLUTION - Recommending that the Economic Development Corporation explore whether it is feasible to develop an Urban Redevelopment Plan for the Scarritt Renaissance neighborhood.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Bob Long, EDC and Lou Royster, Developer, made a presentation before the committee. They talked about the intent of the agencies in trying to develop a urban development plan that would draw residents back in the distressed areas, renovate properties and maintain the structures on a long range basis. The plan would eventually be offered in other areas of the city that have been classified as blighted areas. Councilwoman Brooks asked that Mr. Royster see her after the meeting to talk about possible involvement in the third district. Mr. Long stated that the agencies were talking with representatives from the Ivanhoe area about possible involvement in the plan.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein
Nays: 0

080431
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 2 of the Code of Ordinances of Kansas City by enacting a new article “Budgetary and Financial Policies” and enacting a new section which establishes a Non-Recurring Revenue Policy for the City.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, stated that this item had been discussed the previous week. The committee substitute would put the item in Chapter 2. He talked about expenditures and where they were needed would have priority over other budgetary items. He also stated that the original ordinance language had some majority priority issues in question.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0
 
 There will be a Monthly Financial Report for March, 2008. Gary Morris, Finance Department, made the March, 2008 Finance Report before the committee (A copy of the handout 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. The committee voted to go into closed session to discuss a legal issue.