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Last Published: 8/15/2008 11:14:38 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - DEB HERMANN, JAN MARCASON, SHARON SANDERS BROOKS, RUSS JOHNSON
Excused:1 - BETH GOTTSTEIN
 

080620
Estimating revenues and appropriating funds in the amount of $110,000.00 in the Park Maintenance Fund to provide education and access to programs for those with special needs.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Mark Bowland, Parks and Recreation, appeared before the committee to talk about a grant received by the department that dealt with persons with disabilities. He had appeared before the committee last year to talk about the purpose of the grant. Since that time some of the members of the staff have been receiving training from the Development Center at UMKC. The grant was a three year grant for upgrading park and recreation facilities and creating programs for children and adults with disabilities.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Johnson
Nays: 0

080628
Authorizing the Mayor to execute an intergovernmental agreement with the 1200 Main/South Loop Transportation Development District to provide for the pledge of certain revenues to the City to construct and finance public improvements within the district.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Randy Landes, City Treasurer, stated that the ordinance would allow the city to use money collected in sales tax to pay debt service for previously issued bonds. The money would be from a 1% sales tax approved by the voters of Kansas City, Mo.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Johnson
Nays: 0

080636
(Sub.)
Approving the issuance by the City of Kansas City Missouri of its special obligation refunding bonds in several series to refund certain bonds previously issued to finance the Kansas City Downtown Arena Project, H. Roe Bartle Convention Center Project and Kansas City Downtown Redevelopment District Project; and approving and authorizing certain documents and actions relating to the issuance of the Bonds.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Randy Landes, City Treasurer, stated that he had brought forth information at the previous business session regarding long term variable rate debt on special obligation refunding bonds for three projects. There were three projects that were being considered. Mr. Landes did a power point presentation on the proposed restructuring of those three projects. (A handout is on file in the Office of the City Clerk.)
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Johnson
Nays: 0

080314
(Sub.)
Authorizing a cooperative agreement for public improvements with HD Lee Building, LLC, in the amount of $500,000.00.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (7/9/2008)"
This item was held for two weeks.

080540
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Stating the intention of the Council to include in all new development plans and projects receiving economic incentives from the City and amendments thereto, a requirement that a portion of the plan or project area accessible by the general public be made available as a designated space for public initiatives; and requesting the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri, Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, and the City Manager to implement this policy.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (7/9/2008)"
This item was held for two weeks.

080447
Amending Chapter 62, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 62-42, 62-43 and 62-44 for the purpose of eliminating payments to multi-family properties in lieu of refuse collection and disposal services.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (7/9/2008)"
 
 There will be an ARTS Report regarding "Police Department Property and Evidence". Thomas Gee, Internal Auditing - Police Department, talked about the recommendations from the last ARTs Report audit. There were three problems and recommendations were made. The results from those recommendations were: 1. The roof to the evidence room needed fixing. The roof has still not been fixed. 2. IT talks between the City and Police Department. That has commenced. 3. Air Quality - that problem has been addressed. Air is being exchanged on a regular basis. Employees are still required to wear mask when entering the evidence room. Robert Rives, General Services, stated that the repair to the roof had been delayed because of contract delays. A contract had been awarded and work has been scheduled to start on July 21st. The work should be completed within two weeks. Information supplied the committee was incomplete. For that reason Councilwoman Hermann asked that this item be placed back on the agenda around September 1st or the closest date to that period to get an update on the progress in implementing the recommendations and followup with the completion of the roof. Mr. Gee need not attend that meeting regarding the followup. There will be a review of 2003-2006 Commercial Audits of Jackson and Platte Counties. Gary White, City Auditor, did a presentation on Commercial Audits (Jackson and Platte Counties). The audit only concentrated on the two counties because they are responsible for collecting the city's portion of the real estate taxes for the city. Currently, the city collects the taxes for persons living in Clay County. The objective was to determine if the counties had the ability to collect the tax. Based on information compiled there was only one recommendation. The Director of Finance is being asked to request and review the commercial audits and management letters for Jackson and Platte, counties and provide oversight opportunities to those counties provided for through an agreement with the City. The Acting Director of Finance has agreed to the recommendation. 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.