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Last Published: 1/31/2005 10:46:51 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - CHARLES EDDY, ALVIN BROOKS, BILL SKAGGS, TERRY RILEY
 

050039
Authorizing the Director of Finance to accept the proposal of Banc of America Leasing & Capital, LLC for financing the acquisition of an emergency rescue pumper and accompanying equipment for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, in an aggregate principal amount of $375,717.00; executing any and all documents and agreements necessary for the financing under a Master Lease Purchase Agreement; estimating and appropriating lease proceeds in accounts as specifically set forth in the ordinance; appropriating debt service payments for fiscal year 2004-05; declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself from the lease purchase proceeds for certain expenditures; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon project completion; and designating requisitioning authorities.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Dan Grancolas, Treasury Department, testified on behalf of this ordinance. The ordinance authorizes entering into a lease purchase agreement, under the City's Master Lease Agreement with BALCAP, for the acquisition of an emergency vehicle and equipment for the Fire Department.
Ayes: 3 - Brooks, Skaggs, Riley
Nays: 0

050045
Estimating revenue in the Capital Improvements Fund; appropriating funds in the amount of $39,755.00 to the Amity Woods Nature Park—Parking Lot Project account in the Capital Improvements Fund; and designating the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners as requisitioning authority.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Mark McHenry, Parks and Recreation Department, testified on behalf of this ordinance. This ordinance will accept a grant from Platte County's Parks and Recreation Outreach Program to establish the appropriation account and estimate the revenue to be recieved through reimbursement of project expenses, per the terms of the grant.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley
Nays: 0

050057
(Sub.)
Authorizing the City Manager to execute the Kansas City Arena Development Agreement with Anschutz Kansas City Arena, LLC, and Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc. to develop, build and manage the Sprint Center.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (1/26/2005)"

050061
Approving real property tax abatement for improvements on property located generally at 210 Highway and N.E. 40th Street within the Enterprise Zone; authorizing a cooperative agreement with FedEx Ground Package System, Inc, and the North Kansas City School District in regard to the project; and directing the City Clerk to provide a copy of this ordinance to the State Director of Economic Development


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "REFERRED TO PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE"

041259
(Sub.)
Providing for submission to the qualified voters of the City for their approval at an election called for Tuesday, April 5, 2005, the question of temporarily increasing the ad valorem tax levy for a period of nine years for ambulance services, emergency medical services, hospital and public health purposes by twenty-two cents ($.22) per one hundred dollars ($100.00) assessed valuation on real and tangible personal property within the City; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of this election; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.  


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS THIRD COMMITTEE, DEBATE"
Councilman Skaggs would like to see the time limit raised to 10 years instead of 7 years. Councilman Riley agreed with Councilman Skaggs regarding the sunset time limit to be raised. Saundra Aust, Bob Lewellen, Tim Kristl, Bill Washington, all of the Board of Parks and Recreation, insisted that their Department have their funds restored that they were recieving when the last levy was implemented. They assure the money would go strictly for wellness programs, trails, and community center fitness centers. Lewis Dicer, Dick Mark, Anita Gorman, Carl DiCapo, former Board members, were also present to ask for the Council's support on this matter. Also members of the Friends of the Parks and Recreation came out to support the Board of Parks and Recreation with their cause. Bob Leavy, Truman Medical Center, supports this ordinance. Doug ?, Director of MAST, supports this ordinance. Barrett Hatches, Swope Health Services, supports this ordinance. Sherry Wood, KC Free Clinic, supports this ordinance. John Sharp supports this ordinance with some changes being made to some of the wording to the ballot language. Dennis O'Neil, Save our Ambulance Service, supports this ordinance. Rex Archer, Health Department, reviewed the handout that is on file in the City Clerk’s Office.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley
Nays: 0

041361
Authorizing a $2,349,838.00 systems implementation and software licensing contract with Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. for work in Phase II of the Enterprise GIS Project, to include implementation of an Enterprise GIS Database, redesign of data maintenance procedures, and redesign of the City external web mapping site to include e-commerce capability; and authorizing the expenditure of previously appropriated funds in an amount not to exceed $2,631,091.00.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Gail Roper, IT Department, testified on behalf of this ordinance. This is the second phase of the project. This phase will build and implement an Enterprise GIS Database, redesign data maintenance procedures and redesign the City external web mapping site to include e-commerce capability.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley
Nays: 0

050035
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Recognizing the need to adequately provide for ambulance services and protect residents and visitors from infectious, environmental and terrorist threats; recognizing the need to provide citizens of Kansas City with access to acute, primary and emergency care; and expressing the intent of the City Council to restore funding for public health services to Fiscal Year 2003-2004 levels and require recipients of health levy funds to perform annual program audits, should the health levy increase be approved by voters on April 5, 2005.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION SECOND COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Dennis O'Neil, Save our Ambulance Service, will support the ordinance with a small language change to section 4. Bob Leavy, Truman Medical Center, concurred what Mr. O’Neil said.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley
Nays: 0