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Last Published: 10/15/2007 1:57:11 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
 

060894
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Brian K. Guthrie v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, et al. Case No. 04CV222357.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
This item was discussed in closed session.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060904
(Sub.)
Amending Article VIII of the Administrative Code of Kansas City, Missouri, relating to the Classification and Compensation Plan, by repealing Sections 2-1075, 2-1076, 2-1077, 2-1078, 2-1079, 2-1080, 2-1086, and 2-1103 enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like numbers which provides for changes to the minimum salaries of numerous hourly pay grades and combines several hourly job specifications, excluding fire positions. In addition, it updates the language for Military Training Leave of Absence to comply with the Missouri State Statute and creates a new unclassified position of Assistant to Elected Official.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Gary O'Bannon, Human Resources, explained that the ordinance would allow a three phase pay increase and classification changes for city hourly wage earners. Getting them closer to the industry standards. He added that most of these workers are 51% below the norm. The first phase would begin on September 3, 2006. Phase 2 would most likely begin in May 2007 and the third phase would be in the Fall of 2007. Robert Patrick representative for local 500 was present and testified that his group was very pleased that action was being taken to reduce the gap in pay for city workers. Gary O'Bannon added that the ordinance would also address banding positions so that classifications and job duties aren't duplicated as well as changing the provision for military leave of absence.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060905
(Sub.)
Estimating and appropriating revenues in the Capital Improvements Sales Tax Fund related to the Fire Station 41 Hillcrest Road and 93rd Street Roundabout project; and designating requisitioning authority.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
A representative from the finance department testified that the ordinance would allow for the construction and completion of fire station 41 and the roundabout project. It will be the first of its kind in Kansas City and a great additional to the six district. Both Councilman Eddy and Brooks expressed excitement about the project.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060906
Transferring project appropriations in the Capital Improvements Fund.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Patrick Klein stated that the ordinance was a routine measure that would transfer $125,000 from District 6 contingency in the public works department to the Longview Sprayground project in the parks and recreation department. Councilman Eddy and Brooks again expressed excitement about another 6 district based project. Councilman Eddy stated that this ordinance would allow a playground area to be added to the project and would enhance the parks usage.
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 (8/30/2006)"
This item was held until 8/30/2006

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 (9/27/2006)"
This item was held for one month 9/27/2006 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 (8/30/2006)"
This item was held until 8/30/2006
 
 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. Item 060894 was discussed in closed session. Monthly Financial Report (Budgetary Basis) for the period ended June 30, 2006. The Budgetary Basis report was held for one week. There will be a discussion on the City Auditor's performance audit of "ERP Post-Implimentation". The ERP Post-Implimentation performance audit was paneled by Gary O'Bannon, Deb Hinsvark and Gail Roper. They each give a review of the area that they oversee, Human Resources, Financial and Information Technology respectively. A handout is on file in the City Clerks Office.