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Last Published: 8/31/2010 9:43:51 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:5 - DEB HERMANN, JAN MARCASON, SHARON SANDERS BROOKS, BETH GOTTSTEIN, JOHN SHARP
 

100316
Estimating revenue in the amounts of $1,830,078.00 in the KCMAC 2006A Fund, $60,281.00 in the KCMAC 2004B Fund, $122,804.00 in the KCMAC 2004B Taxable Fund and $589,000.00 in the 11th and Oak Garage Fund; reducing appropriations of $467,894.00 in the KCMAC 2006A Fund, $208,249.00 in the KCMAC 2004B 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 Projects and $589,000.00 to 11th and Oak Garage Fund Projects.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Pat Klein, Budget Office, explained that this was a housekeeping ordinance that uses up the last of the bond fund appropriations. Robert Rives, General Services, stated that the funds would be used on deferred maintenance needs of the city. The hope was to do as many projects as possible with the funds being appropriated.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Sharp
Nays: 0

100318
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim for a workers' compensation benefit filed by Kevin Dean for injuries resulting from an accident on January 14, 2008, while employed by the City.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
This item was discussed in closed session then voted on.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Sharp
Nays: 0

100322
RESOLUTION - Expressing Council’s Interest in Creation of an Office of School Support and Public Engagement.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "BE ADOPTED"
Troy Schulte, Acting City Manager, explained that this resolution was directing the city manager to report back to the council with a plan regarding the creation of a citywide school support local government backed system whose primary function would be to communicate. Mayor Funkhouser spoke on behalf of this resolution. He stressed the importance of having open dialogue with the various school districts during these economic times. Councilwoman Gottstein asked Mr. Schulte to keep in mind that the City of Kansas City has fourteen schools districts, along with private, parochial and charter schools to consider, not just the Kansas City School District when coming up with a plan. Mr. Schulte also stated that any type of plan implemented during this fiscal year would probably be on a voluntary basis because of budget restraints. He suggested maybe having the Youth Advocacy Office participating in the plan since the bulk of the work out of that office was done by volunteer help. Public testimony was given by: Michael McDaniel, Damon Daniel, Carol Moore and Albert Wilks. All spoke in support of the resolution.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Sharp
Nays: 0

100223
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to take steps necessary to issue $25,000,000.00 of General Obligation Bonds for infrastructure in Fiscal Year 2011 for street reconstruction and municipal buildings.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (5/5/2010)"

100297
(Sub.)
Estimating revenue in the amount of $3,042,423.00; and adjusting appropriations in certain TIF and Super TIF Funds.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
This item was discussed along with Ord. No. 100298. According to Mark Thoma-Perry, Acting Budget Officer, these are year end housekeeping ordinances. Ord. No. 100297 deals with the payments owed developers regarding TIF and STIF projects. Dan Bagunu, Finance Department, talked about the city's responsibility to make these payments and the process the department had come up with to reduce the amount owed in back TIF payments. Although the amount appropriated would go towards the funds owed it would not eliminate the need to budget funds in future years to pay off the remainder of the back payments. It was suggested that the total amount owed in back payments could be transferred and paid on the front end and then reduce the budget by the repayment amounts over the next 3 to 4 years.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Sharp
Nays: 0

100298
(Sub.)
Adjusting revenue estimates and appropriations in the General Fund and General Fund Supported Funds; estimating additional revenue in the amount of $522,037; authorizing certain accounts to be reappropriated in FY 2010-11; appropriating from the fund balances of the Public Safety Sales Tax and Neighborhood Improvement District Funds; estimating and appropriating PILOTS in the amount of $3,109,000; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
This ordinance was discussed under Ord. No. 100297.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Sharp
Nays: 0
 
 The City Auditor will present a memo on Surplus City-Owned Real Property. The memo was prepared by Deborah Jenkins and presented to the committee by Gary White, City Auditor. The subject of how the city disposed of city owned real property was discussed and findings were twofold. The council had to approve certain property for liquidation while others were liquidated at the discretion of staff. Gerald Smith, General Services, talked about the problems his department had in trying to liquidate some of these properties. Councilwoman Hermann explained that most of these properties could be liquidated without the consent of the council as long as the prices offered fell within the appraised value of the property. The properties that were partial parcels or where the parcel was bid below appraisal could come back to council for information purpose reviews. 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. The committee voted to go into closed session to discuss litigation issues.