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Last Published: 5/16/2006 2:03:03 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
 

060496
Authorizing the Director of Health to execute an amendment to the annual MAST contract for service to indigent residents to provide for an extension of the term of the financial guarantees authorized by Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 020061 through July 31, 2007, in the amount of $2 million, and through July 31, 2008, in the amount of $1 million; authorizing the Director of Finance to execute documents necessary to accomplish this extension; permitting the payment of funds to be made from health levy or other general municipal funds unless legally prohibited from making such payments; and requiring repayment to the City within four years of any payment.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Troy Schulte,stated that this ordinance basically provides a line of credit that the department did not expect to use but will make available in case there are issues that come up. He added that it also provides for two contract extentions with MAST.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060498
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into an agreement with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority to provide regular transit services, Share-A-Fare transportation for the elderly and the disabled residents of Kansas City and specialized reverse commute transportation services for residents of Kansas City for an amount not to exceed $46,783,732.00.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Steve Worley,Public Works and City liason for KCATA explained that the ordinance would allow the City to enter into an agreement with KCATA to provide regular transportation services, share-a-fare and specialize reverse commute services. The agreement total amount is not exceed $46,788,732.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060506
Renaming Fund No. 3425, the KCMAC Series 2006A-KCMAC 1996A Refunding, Expansion, Music Hall and Auditorium Garage Improvements Revenue Bond Fund, establishing Fund No. 3426, the KCMAC Series 2006B-KCMAC 1996B Refunding Revenue Bond Fund; estimating revenues in the amount of $148,663,387 and $18,516,241 in the KCMAC Series 2006A-KCMAC 1996A Refunding, Expansion, Music Hall and Auditorium Garage Improvements Fund and, KCMAC Series 2006B-KCMAC 1996B Refunding Fund, respectively; and appropriating the same; estimating FY 2007 debt service in Fund Nos. 5370, 2160 and 1000 respectively, designating requisitioning authorities; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon completion, and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (5/17/2006)"
There was no discussion on this item it was held until 5/17/06.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060508
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on August 8, 2006, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City to provide for a vote by the Mayor to fill a vacancy in the office of Council member only in the event of a tie; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or after May 26, 2006, but not later than May 30, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Bill Geary, Law Department, reviewed and outlined the proposed charter change that would address the council vacancies. There was brief discussion on possible exception to the rule. Essentially the ordinance would allow the Mayor to break a tie vote.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060509
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on August 8, 2006, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City to repeal term limits for the Mayor and members of the Council; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or after May 26, 2006, but not later than May 30, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
There was brief discussion regarding changing and limiting Council and Mayor terms. Councilman Riley indicated that it was important for council members to have possible longer terms in order to be more effective at other levels of government and to allow them to see projects and initiatives to completion. The Committee agreed to hold the item off the agenda as a similar issues was already part of the purposed charter changes.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060510
Consenting to adoption by the Mid-America Regional Council of amended and restated articles of incorporation and bylaws, and authorizing execution by the Mayor of a members’ agreement and written consent of the City’s approval of the documents.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
A representative from MARC stated that the ordinance would allow MARC to updated its charter and bylaws, which had not be addressed for nearly thrity years. Included in the changes are the additional of new standing members for several counties that had grow considerably since the group begin. The Committee commended MARC for it work and agreed that the changes would beneficial for the City and the region.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060511
(Sub.)
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on August 8, 2006, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City to enact a new section 463.12 to authorize the removal from the park system and sale of approximately 1.7 acres of park property located generally at 22nd Street and Gillham Road commonly known as the Fire Alarm Exchange Building contingent upon use of the proceeds of any sale to be used for the restoration of the Women’s Leadership Fountain located at 9th Street and The Paseo and other terms as the Council may determine; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or after May 26, 2006, but not later than May 30, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Mark McHenry, and other members of the Park Board were present and available for testimony. Mr. McHenry stated that the ordinance would allow the board to sale a small portion of land (not park land) and the proceeds to be used to repair and maintain a historic fountain at ninth street and The Paseo. The Committee was pleased to see progress being made toward improving the Cities Boulevard system especially one in the central area.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060514
Authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Horrow Sport Ventures, LLC to provide consultant services related to sports and entertainment venues for one year, utilizing the second of three renewal options; and authorizing the City Manager to expend $300,000.00.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (5/17/2006)"
This item was held for one week.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060517
Authorizing the Director of City Development to enter into a Management Agreement with the American Jazz Museum in the amount of $624,000.00 from the American Jazz Museum account for management and operations of the 18th and Vine Project.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "REFERRED TO PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE"
This item was referred to PZE.
 
 Staff from the Finance Department will give the OMB Circular A-133 Audit Report for the period ended April 30, 2005 Gary Morris and a representatives from The City auditors Office were present and testified regarding the findings, effect, recommendations and management response to issues addressed in the report. He reported a 1.2 Million dollar deficiency. Councilman Brooks asked if the funds needed to be repayed. Troy Schulte said that some would need to be repayed and notices of intent had been sen to those agencies. Mark Funkhouser stated that there were areas of concern but things were improving. The Committee may discuss issues surrounding the basic charter proposal found in Committee Substitute for Ordinance 050953 or associated measures that could be presented to the voters as separate ballot issues. The Committee will discuss funding issues related to the Dangerous Building Division of Neighborhood & Community Services. There were a number of community leaders and neighborhood groups present to testify regarding their concerns of the condictions in their neighborhood and why more funding had not been allocated to improve the condictions. Committee member reassured them that efforts would be made to help iliminate the condictions and to look at ways to been business and more homes to the area.