Last Published: 11/22/2006 10:42:09 AM
KANSAS CITY COMMITTEE RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - DEB HERMANN, SAUNDRA MCFADDEN-WEAVER, JIM GLOVER, TROY NASH
 

040385
Accepting and approving a $607,502.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services that increases funding for a comprehensive HIV prevention and testing program; reducing revenue in the amount of $179,296.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund; reestimating revenue in the amount of $209,296.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund; and increasing an appropriation in the amount of $30,000.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Frank Thompson, Health Department, stated the ordinance was for a contract for HIV testing and counselling through the State of Missouri Department of Health. The contract also allows for health education. Over 9,000 new test were done in the past with over 100 new HIV positive test readings. The contract is paid for with federal and state monies.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

040407
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Directing and authorizing the City Manager to transfer control of the budgeting, contracting and accounting for CDBG and HOME funds from the Department of Housing and Community Development to the City Manager´s Office of Management and Budget and to implement the recommendations of the KPMG audit.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Councilman Jim Glover stated that the resolution put before the committee was not the same one discussed the prior week. He would like to see specific language put back into the resolution. Councilman Troy Nash responded by saying that he believed that the Office of Budget and Management requested the wording be changed. Conversation concerning several sections of the resolution were discussed. John Franklin, City Manager's Office, stated that the wording was removed because it was the will of the council. Staff could report back to the committee with information on each ordinance that needed to be approved. Councilman Glover said that it would be good to have a process in place where appropriated funds could be checked twice with the original wording. In the past there was no formal procedure or process to follow. City Housing officials didn't have a standard process. He read a statement circulated by Department of Housing and Community Development The committee needed to look at what staff was doing in order to see what was happening. Other departments had a bidding process but the Housing Department doesn't. Ken Bacchus, CEO and President of HEDFC, agreed with the majority of recommendations by KPMG and felt that those recommendations should be implemented but with the changes requested at a previous meeting. City Attorney Galen Beaufort, responded to Mr. Bacchus' concerns. He agreed that the audit report should be accepted as final with the requested changes. It was agreed that a committee substitute for resolution no. 040407 with changes. Councilman Jim Glover made a motion to pass the original resolution as presented to council members the week before. The motion failed due to a lack of a second to the motion. Another motion was made to accept the committee substitute, with changes, as final. The motion was seconded. A brief discussion followed. The resolution was voted on and passed unanimously.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

040409
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to develop a plan for preventing the City from contracting with a company or individuals who violate City ordinances in the performance of their contracts with the City.


OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "REFERRED OPERATIONS COMMITTEE"
This item was transferred to Operations Committee.
 
 There will be a discussion of KPMG Audit of CDBG & HOME funds. Staff from KPMG will discuss the audit findings regarding the Housing and Community Development Department.