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Last Published: 10/15/2007 1:56:08 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - CHARLES EDDY
Present:4 - ALVIN BROOKS, BILL SKAGGS, TERRY RILEY, JOHN FAIRFIELD
 

060876
(Sub.)
Providing for submission to the qualified voters of the City for their approval at an election called for Tuesday, November 7, 2006, the question of charging fees for conducting Fire Code inspections and for the general operation of the Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Division, and directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of this election, and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.  


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Smokey Dyer, Fire Department, explained the current fire inspection process charging fees of a minimum $20 and a maand the purposed changes. He stated that if approved the system would allow more frequent inspections and safer conditions, fewer violations, resulting in fewer fatailities. Mike Abram, Lathop Law Firm, testified that the City would be remise in attemting to pass an ordinance that didn't better define business and perhaps be violating "Hancock" itself if not addressed before going before the people. further discussion was tabled and the committee moved to go into closed session .
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060889
Approving City contract for sale of the Town Center Commercial Development Real Property Tract on Blue parkway, City-owned property under Parks and Recreation Management acquired for parkway realignment and private development, to the developer, Community Builders of Kansas City, upon Developer’s exercise of option to purchase and a fixed amount of $400,986.00 to reimburse the Brush Creek Capital Maintenance Trust Fund for previous Parks and Recreation parkway land acquisition and development expenditures.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Richard Infield, Park and Recreation, explained that the ordinance would allow the sale of town center commercial development real property tract on Blue Parkway. The purchase amount is $400,986.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060636
(Sub.)
Estimating and appropriating $225,000.00 in the Convention and Tourism Fund.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (8/23/2006)"
This item was held for one week and in the interest of time no public testimony was heard.

060664
(Sub.)
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on November 7, 2006, a question authorizing the City Council to establish by ordinance a program to regulate residential rental properties; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election not later than August 29, 2006; and stating the intent of the City Council to seek revisions in state law to allow civil penalties for code enforcement violations and to expand the use of receiverships for absentee-owned properties.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (8/23/2006)"
This item was held for one week. There was no public testimony.

060795
(Sub.)
 Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by enacting a new section to be known as Section 2-53, Limitation on contributions for Mayor and Council elections.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (8/23/2006)"
Dorothy Campbell, Law Department addressed the issues concerning campaign contributions for mayor and council. There was discussion about possible loopholes and violations. They also discussed how the Ethnic Commission would play a part in investigation and enforcement of violations. The Committee requested that Ms. Campbell explore the issues discussed and report to the committee next week.
 
 The Finance and Audit Committee may hold closed Sessions pursuant to the Sections RSMO 610.021 (1), (2), and (3) respectively to discuss legal, real estate or personnel matters. THERE WAS A CLOSED SESSION 11:40 TO 1150 Item 060876 substitute was discussed in closed session. Land Trust Chairperson Aggie Stackhaus and Commissioner Michael Hunter will present an audit report. Aggie Stackhaus address the issues that had been of concern for the committee and the Land Trust before she became the chairperson and the strategy that she and others have taken to correct the issues. She added that although there are still many areas of concern, improved communications, partnerships and hard work have payed off for all parties concerned. Land Trust is looking into allow owners whose property abuts vacant lots to purchase them at a fair rate and remove them from the Land Trust roles, which will go a long way toward relieving the maintenance issue. She said that they were moving in a positive direction and were excited about the future of Land Trust. She believe that she we leave a clearer path for her replacement. See handout on file in the City Clerk's Office. Monthly Financial Report (Budgetary Basis) for the period ended May 31, 2006 A representative from the Finance Department gave a report outlining the year to date performance and expenditure activities for the period ending May 31, 2006. Basically revenue is level, spending and debit are up and reporting is behind. However the forecast is good. Revenue is expected to increase, debit service is being addressed and reporting is ahead of what is has been in previous years