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Last Published: 10/15/2007 1:58:12 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
 

060953
(Sub.)
Amending Section 2-1081, Code of Ordinances, to remove the automatic 4% annual raises for municipal judges and to provide for raises to match increases when salary ranges for management-exempt City employees are raised or general cost of living increases are given to management-exempt City employees.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/20/2006)"
Bill Geary, Law Department, explained the municipal judge ordinance and the impact of pay as compared with Missouri State Judges. There was discussion among the committee members regarding the best course of actions. 1.Raise pay for municipal judges in an effort to raise moral with expectation of more effective court system. 2. Do not raise pay as a means of sending the message that more is expected. 3. Give pay raise with provision of more effective system and to aid as new hire incentive. A handout is on file in the City Clerk's Office. The item was held until 09/20/2006

060959
Authorizing a $220,090.00 Sixth Amendment for design professional services with HNTB Corporation; authorizing the City Manager to expend previously appropriated funds in the amount of $220,090.00; and authorizing the Director of Finance to return unexpended funds.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Eric Bosch, Public Works, testified regarding additional architectural,structural services, the conference central plant, widening of sidewalks and redesign of the Plaza and surrounding area relative to the parking lots south of the exhibition hall.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060969
(Sub.)
Canceling the City Council standing committee meetings and legislative and business sessions scheduled for the weeks of November 20, December 4, December 18 and December 25, 2006.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS SECOND COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Councilman Eddy, explained the proposed changes for this ordinance that relates to changing standing committee meetings, legislative and business sessions meeting dates or canceling those meetings for the dates November 20th, December 4th, 18, and 25th.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060970
Reducing revenue estimates and appropriations in the Kansas City Downtown Arena Project, Series 2005C Fund Number 3410, appropriating $1,430,000 in the Downtown Arena Debt Fund for fiscal year 2006-07 debt service payments on the Downtown Arena Bonds, Series 2006E and designating requisitioning authorities.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Randy Landes, Finance Department, explained that the ordinance reduced revenues and allowed appropriations for the Sprint Arena, The arena will boost 18,000 seats and state of the art equipment. It will serve as the anchor on the eastern edge of the new Kansas City Live Entertainment District.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060971
Approving the change in management for the 13th and Wyandotte Hotel Redevelopment Project; and authorizing execution and delivery of any necessary documents and certificates in regard to the change.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Randy Landes, Finance Department, explained that this ordinance was for the 13th and Wyandotte Hotel project. He stated that the hotel management had changed and it would now be managed by Westmount Hospitality. The ownership of the hotel stays with Raddison. Mr. Larry Bowman or Westmount Hospitality and Kathy Hauser of Lathrop and Gage Law Firm were both present and give brief testimony regarding the change of management. There is a hand out on file in the City Clerk"s Office.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060972
Approving certain amendments in connection with the Kansas City Municipal Assistance Corporation Leasehold Revenue Refunding and Improvement Bonds, Series 2006A; approving and authorizing certain documents and actions relating to the amendments; reducing the appropriation in the Bartle Hall Renovations account and transferring $260,000.00 to an account for another project.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/13/2006)"
This item was held until 9-13-06

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 (9/13/2006)"
This item was held until 09/13/06

060937
(Sub.)
Appropriating funds in the General Fund and various funds of the City; estimating revenue in the General Fund and various funds of the City; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Troy Schulte, stated that this ordinance and its substitute explain the revenue stream for various funds and the requisitioning authority for them. A fact sheet detailing the actions is on file in the City Clerk's Office.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0
 
 The Finance and Audit Committee may hold Closed Sessions pursuant to Sections RSMo 610.021 (1), (2), and (3) respectively to discuss legal, real estate or personnel matters. THERE WAS NO CLOSED SESSION. Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present a scope statement for their audit on Stormwater Billing. Mark Funkhouser testified regarding complains in bill decrepencies. A hand out in on file in the City Clerk's Office. Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present an audit of "Component Units, Legal Services Procurement and Monitoring". Mark Funkhouser testified regarding performance and mangement of legal program for component units. He stressed the need for open reporting where public money is used. The audit uncovered poor procurement practices 1 out of 11 components did not have engagement letters on file. A hand out detailing other points of interest and recommendations is on file in the City Clerk's Office. Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present their 2006 Annual Report. Mark Funkhouser testified regarding the ARTS reporting systems he said that it had worked well for a while but was not functioning well now. A handout is on file in the City Clerk's Office. Dr Eddy asked that the ARTS reports resume as soon as possible. Monthly Financial Report (Budgetary Basis) for the period ended July 31, 2006. Gary Morris testified, stated that the monthly reports or nearly on schedule. A Handout is on file in the City Clerk's Office.