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Last Published: 2/3/2009 11:10:26 AM
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
 

081188
Repealing Sections 2 and 3 of Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 080458 which estimated revenue and appropriated funds in the amount of $700,000.00 to accounts in the Convention and Tourism Fund.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, stated that this was a housekeeping ordinance with regards to how appropriations were set up. This removes unnecessary appropriations for concession contracts.
Ayes: 2 - Hermann, Marcason
Nays: 0

081194
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim for a workers’ compensation benefit filed by Steven Scammahorn for injuries resulting from an accident on December 24, 2007, 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: 3 - Hermann, Marcason, Johnson
Nays: 0

081196
Reestimating grant revenues in the amount of $25,495.00 and appropriating the same amount to various accounts in the Park Maintenance Fund to roll forward from last fiscal year to this fiscal year.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, stated that this was a housekeeping ordinance. It re-estimates funds for Parks and Recreation. Mark Bowland, Parks and Recreation, stated that this was the 2nd year of a 3 year grant given to the department. The grant funds are being used to train staff to assist and work with special needs children who are interacting with park facilities and attractions. Councilwoman Gottstein stated that she would like to get a list of agencies the staff is working with to help train and provide services. Mr. Bowland said that there were 22 agencies the department was working with. He would see that the committee received a copy of the list.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein
Nays: 0

081214
Accepting a Special Purpose Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the Beacon Hill Redevelopment Project, generally located from 22nd to 27th Streets, Troost to Vine Streets; estimating revenue in the amount of $1,474,500.00 for Beacon Hill; appropriating it to the stormwater, water and wastewater accounts; and designating requisitioning authority.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Jim Mellem, Water Services, stated that the ordinance was to accept a grant for the Beacon Hill Redevelopment area. Leonard Graham,??, talked about the projects to be paid for with the grant monies. A water retention facility will be included in the projects. Councilwoman Marcason asked if recalculating how much storm water there was before development. Mr. Leonard stated that they would be looking at the before and after development numbers.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

081216
Authorizing a $163,400.00 Amendment 2 to an agreement with Crawford Architects, LLC for design services for the Bartle North Dock Improvements project; authorizing an increase in the contingency of a contract with Taylor Kelly Construction, LLC, for Project 890A0284, Bartle North Dock Exterior Steel Skin; authorizing the City Manager to expend $763,400.00 from previously appropriated funds; and authorizing $150,000.00 in additional project management fees.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (12/17/2008)"

081217
Authorizing a $73,000.00 Amendment No. 1 to an agreement with Diggs Construction, LLC for construction management services for the Bartle North Dock Improvements project; and authorizing the City Manager to expend $73,000.00 from previously appropriated funds for the project.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (12/17/2008)"

081223
Reducing appropriations in the Arterial Street Impact Fee Fund in the amount of $4,853,437.00.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Mark Thoma-Perry, Budget Office, explained that this was a housekeeping ordinance. The fees had been in place since 2003. Changes have been made to the funding process so the new ordinance is needed.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

060456
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project 1 of the East Village Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting Tax Increment Financing therefor.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (12/17/2008)"

070949
(Sub.)
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project 14 of the 1200 Main/South Loop Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Missy Wilson, EDC, stated that Andrews McNeil headquarters is located within this development area. This ordinance would activate the Town Pavilion space that has been occupied for some time.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

071172
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project 1A of the 1200 Main/South Loop Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Missy Wilson, EDC, testified that Ordinance No. 071172 and No. 071173 were related. These ordinances had to do with Cosentino's and the Empire Theater in the Kansas City Power and Light District. The ordinance would allow the city to recapture funds to pay debt service on these projects.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein
Nays: 0

071173
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project 1D of the 1200 Main/South Loop Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Testimony was taken under Ordinance No. 071172.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein
Nays: 0

080719
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project 1 of the Brywood Centre Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Missy Wilson, EDC, testified that this ordinance would activate activity for the Brywood Shopping Center redevelopment project for Price Chopper. Portion of the building would be redeveloped in the project. The taxing jurisdictions would be paid while the project was being worked on. Dave Frantzee, attorney for the developer also testified before the committee.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein
Nays: 0

081165
(Sub.)
Approving a $500,000.00 Amendment No. 4 with Session Law Firm for legal services in connection with City of Kansas City, Missouri v. Foley Company, et al..


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
This item was discussed in closed session then voted on.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

081169
(Sub.)
Reducing an appropriation in the amount of $300,000.00 from the Contingent Appropriation to correct the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Finding No 4: Ineligible HOME Activity in the Rockford Hills project.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (12/17/2008)"

081170
Appropriating the amount of $54,226.00 in the General Fund to roll forward unexpended grant amounts from the last fiscal year.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, stated that this was a housekeeping ordinance that reappropriated money for Human Relations from a grant the department received in 2006.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

081181
Stating the intent of the City Council to procure a new fuel management system for the City’s vehicle fleet; and declaring the City’s intent to reimburse itself for certain expenditures related to these projects.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
This ordinance would allow the City to pursue and secure a fuel management system where there would be a reduction in the costs of fuel used by city vehicles.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

081187
(Sub.)
Establishing the Southtown Urban Life Development Bond Fund in the records of the City; estimating and appropriating $20,500,000.00 from the anticipated sale of bonds; authorizing the City Manager to execute certain documents and to expend $20,500,000.00 for the Southtown Urban Life Development Tax Increment Financing Plan; authorizing the Director of Finance to close out accounts at the end of the project; declaring the City's intent to reimburse itself for certain expenditures; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (12/17/2008)"
CFO Jeff Yates and Councilmember Terry Riley came before the committee to talk about development in the area in question. Mr. Yates stated that staff and the developer was ready to move forward with this project. Councilman Riley asked for a few moments of the committee's time to address issues that had come up earlier in the week regarding this project. He thought that between staff and representatives for the developer the issues could be resolved to everyone's satisfaction. This item was held one week in order to allow the committee to review the feedback from staff concerning those issues.
 
 There will be a discussion on "Apartment Rebate Solid Waste Program". Michael Shaw, Solid Waste Management, made a presentation before the committee with regards tot he Apartment Abatement Program. According to Mr. Shaw, the program has run out of funds to pay some apartment complexes for abatements. Jim Bowers, White Goss, testified that his company had clients who were receiving conflicting information at best. In some instances, information was not being received at all. Scott Fischer, Price Brothers, also had complaints about the apartment rebate program. Listing to the criteria described by Mr. Shaw had both Mr. Fischer and Mr. Bower wondering what criteria was being used by the City to determine who qualified for the rebates. Councilwoman Hermann asked Assistant City Manager Rich Noll to oversee this project and report back to committee with an update on how the rebate program is working out. 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 legal matters.