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Last Published: 3/12/2008 1:26:40 PM
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
 

080245
Amending Chapter 2, Article VI, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 2-970.5 entitled “Kansas City Global Commission,” and enacting in its place a new Section 2-970.5 to increase the number of commission members from nineteen to twenty-five.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Jodie Edgerton, International Office, explained that the ordinance would increase the number of commission members to twenty-five. The commission was ready to get started for this year and the increase in members would be more diversity to the commission.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Marcason, Johnson
Nays: 0

080251
Adopting the Annual Budget of the City for the Fiscal Year 2008-09; estimating the revenues for said fiscal year; appropriating for the purposes stated the sums set forth in said Budget; designating requisitioning authorities; directing the Director of Finance and the Commissioner of Accounts to make necessary entries upon the records to show the appropriations and allocations herein provided for; and authorizing inter-fund loans.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/19/2008)"
Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, explained that this ordinance covered the original submitted budget that was presented to the Mayor and Council. Changes to the budget would be forthcoming over the next few days. He gave an overview of some of the highlights of the budget.

080252
Levying taxes for Fiscal Year 2008-09 for General Revenue, Health Levy, Museum Special Revenue and General Debt and Interest Funds on all property in Kansas City subject to taxation on January 1, 2008; providing for the extension of such levies by the Director of Finance; and authorizing the collection by the Director of Finance.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/19/2008)"
According to Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, ordinances 080252 through 080258 project collection rates and moves them forward.

080253
Levying a maintenance tax for Fiscal Year 2008-09 upon all real estate, exclusive of improvements, not exempt by law from general taxation, for the purpose of maintaining, adorning, constructing, repairing and otherwise improving the parks, parkways, boulevards, roads and grounds, and providing for the manner of payment and collecting the special assessment.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/19/2008)"

080254
Levying a special assessment on the lots, tracts, and parcels of land in the West Park District abutting on certain boulevards, parkways, roads, streets, avenues and highways in the West Park District under the control and management of the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners for Fiscal Year 2008-09 for the purpose of maintaining, repairing, and otherwise improving the boulevards, parkways, roads, streets, avenues and highways in the West Park District.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/19/2008)"

080255
Levying a special assessment on the lots, tracts, and parcels of land in the East Park District abutting on certain boulevards, parkways, roads, streets, avenues and highways in the East Park District under the control and management of the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners for Fiscal Year 2008-09 for the purpose of maintaining, repairing, and otherwise improving the boulevards, parkways, roads, streets, avenues and highways in the East Park District.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/19/2008)"

080256
Levying a special assessment upon all real estate, exclusive of improvements, not exempt by law from general taxation in the West Trafficway District for the purpose of maintaining, improving and repairing the trafficways located in the West Trafficway District, and providing for the manner of payment and collecting the special assessment.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/19/2008)"

080257
Levying a special assessment upon all real estate, exclusive of improvements, not exempt by law from general taxation in the East Trafficway District for the purpose of maintaining, improving and repairing the trafficways located in the East Trafficway District, and providing for the manner of payment and collecting the special assessment.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/19/2008)"

080258
Levying a special assessment upon all real estate, exclusive of improvements, not exempt by law from general taxation in the North Trafficway District for the purpose of maintaining, improving and repairing the trafficways located in the North Trafficway District, and providing for the manner of payment and collecting the special assessment.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/19/2008)"

080259
Amending Chapter 78, Code of Ordinances, entitled Water by repealing Sections 78-6, General meter rate, 78-8, Fire protection rates, and 78-10, Suburban meter rate, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like subject matter adjusting charges for water service; and establishing an effective date.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/19/2008)"
Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, stated that ordinances 080259 and 080260 would adopt rate changes for water and sewer services.

080260
Amending Chapter 60, Code of Ordinances, entitled Sewers and Sewage Disposal by repealing Sections 60-2, Sewer charges for resident users, and 60-3, Sewer charges for nonresident users, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter which adjusts sewer rates; and establishing an effective date.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/19/2008)"

071045
(Sub.)
Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Cooperative Agreement with the Performing Arts Community Improvement District, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and PAC Holding, Inc. for the design and construction of a garage and related facilities for the Performing Arts Center and the City's convention center; and directing the City Manager to complete a Public Financing Plan for the purpose of funding the remaining garage improvements.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/26/2008)"
This item was held two weeks in order to accommodate the budget testimony for the next two weeks.

071342
RESOLUTION - Requesting information from the Tax Increment Financing Commission regarding the 45th Street Tax Increment Financing Plan.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/26/2008)"
This item was held for two week in order to accommodate the budget testimony.

080229
Appropriating $1,500,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund and transferring it into the Motor Fuel Tax Fund for snow and ice removal; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, explained that he had reviewed funding sources but could not find any additional monies in order to pay for the snow removal, as instructed by the committee. A discussion of what has happened over the last eight months and lack of communicating requested information to the committee followed his explanation of not being able to find additional sources to pay for snow removal and salt. Councilwoman Marcason asked what the results of not passing the ordinance would be. Mr. Schulte explained that there were two scenarios that could be taken into consideration. The first would be not to plow, if another snow event were to take place before the end of the fiscal year or to approve the request and hope to find the funding at the end of the fiscal year when accounts are reconciled. Russ Johnson stated that although he supported staff in this issue he could not vote for this ordinance because of the funding source. Councilwoman Marcason stated that because the budget item was approved by the last sitting council she would support the ordinance. However, once this council has voted on the upcoming fiscal year budget, she would have no problem in voting against such a measure.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein
Nays: 1 - Johnson

080197
(Sub.)
Authorizing the issuance of Water Revenue Bonds; prescribing the terms, provisions and conditions for the issuance of bonds and obligations of the City; and authorizing certain actions and documents and prescribing other matters relating thereto.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/19/2008)"
This item was held one week.
 
 "Mayor's Budget Recommendations" - presented by Mayor Funkhouser. Mayor Funkhouser made his presentation before the committee regarding his recommendations to the fiscal year 2008-09 budget. (A copy of the handout is on file in the Office of the City Clerk.) He discussed several areas of the budget where potential cuts to the budget could possibly be made with little impact to services and safety issues. He continued by stating what should continue to be budgeted for the upcoming year. He also added that what he would consider to cut from the budget might not be popular with the council or constituents but he challenged the council to come up with alternatives. Discussion regarding the 2008-09 Annual Budget will continue. 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.