Last Published: 10/15/2007 2:10:38 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
 

061029
Authorizing the Director of Finance to accept the proposal of Koch Financial Corporation to finance the acquisition of two Water Department CO2 storage tanks to be used by the Water Services Department, in an approximate principal amount not to exceed $385,000.00; executing any and all documents and agreements necessary for the financing under a Master Lease Purchase Agreement; estimating and appropriating lease proceeds in the amount of $385,000.00 and reappropriating transferred lease proceeds in accounts as specifically set forth in the ordinance; declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself from the lease purchase proceeds for certain expenditures; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon project completion; and designating requisitioning authorities.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (10/11/2006)"
This item was held for 2 weeks until 10/11/2006

061030
Authorizing the Director of Finance to accept the proposal of Koch Financial Corporation to finance the acquisition and implementation of the Backup Network/Data Center to be used by the Information Technology Department, in an approximate principal amount not to exceed $2,880,819.00; executing any and all documents and agreements necessary for the financing under a Master Lease Purchase Agreement; estimating and appropriating lease proceeds in the amount of $2,880,819.00; estimating and reappropriating transferred appropriations for fiscal year 2007 debt service in the amount of $238,922.00; declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself from the lease purchase proceeds for certain expenditures; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon project completion; designating requisitioning authorities; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Randy Landes,Finance Department,was present and testified that the ordinance would allow an agreement with Koch Financial Inc. for the purpose of acquisition and implementation of a backup network off site for Information Technology Department. It would serve in the event of power outages, nature destroy, terrorism etc. There was brief discussion regarding the location. There was no public testimony.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

061034
(Sub.)
Amending Article VIII of the Administrative Code of Kansas City, Missouri, relating to the Classification and Compensation Plan, by repealing Sections 2-1075, 2-1078, and 2-1086, enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like numbers which provides for changes to the pay grades of those positions covered by Local 42, International Association of Fire Fighters and creates a new top step and two extended service steps for the Deputy Fire Chief classification.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (10/4/2006)"
This item was held until 10-14-06 there was no testimony.

061035
Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Cooperative Agreement in the amount of $121,800.00 with Kansas City River Trails Inc.; estimating and appropriating revenue in the amount of $121,800.00 in the General Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Ralph Davis,CIMO and Janice Gordan were both present to testify regarding the artwork to be located near Riverfront Hertiage Park. Ms. Gordan stated that there will be in place so the public will not use the structure for skateboarding etc. Funding for the project had been previously allocated so this will not effect the current budget.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

061036
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim for a workers' compensation benefit filed by Dennis P. Flanigan for injuries resulting from an accident on November 30, 2005, while employed by the City.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
This item was discussed in Closed Session.

061047
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Formally establishing a financial policy for the City of Kansas City Missouri to address the direct and indirect allocation of costs incurred for City capital improvement projects.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (10/18/2006)"
Deb Hinvark and Mary Temple testified regarding the proposed method of addressing direct and indirect allocation of costs incurred for city capital improvements. Councilman Fairfield expressed concern that he had not had enough time to review the resolution. The Committee agreed to hold the resolution for three weeks for further review.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

061048
(Sub.)
Reducing appropriations in the Capital Improvements Fund in the amount of $541,000 and appropriating these sums to various accounts in the Capital Improvements Fund for projects in the First, Second, Third, Fourth and Sixth Council Districts. .


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Patrick Klein, Budget Office, explained that the ordinance that has been substituted would reduce appropriations in the Capital Improvements Fund in the amount of $541,000 for council districts 1st , 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th. The sub changes the dollar amount from $485,000.00 to $541,000.00.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060664
(Sub.)
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on November 7, 2006, a question authorizing the City Council to establish by ordinance a program to regulate residential rental properties; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election not later than August 29, 2006; and stating the intent of the City Council to seek revisions in state law to allow civil penalties for code enforcement violations and to expand the use of receiverships for absentee-owned properties.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
This item was held off the agenda and there was no public testimony.

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 (10/4/2006)"
Christie Wyatt, testified regarding the amounts suggested for campaign contributions.
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. Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present a scope statement on their audit of "Police Case Clearance Information". Dr. Funkhouser, give a presentation that reviewed the police case clearance files. He stated that the objective of the audit was to answer two main questions: 1. Is the reported data on case clearance accurate. 2. How can the Police Department clear more crimes. Dr. Funkhouser give a hand out which is on file in the City Clerk's Office. Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present a scope statement on their audit of "City Cleanliness". Dr. Funkhouser give a update on the audit for City cleanliness. There was no public testimony. A handout is on file in the City Clerk's Office. Dr. Funkhouser give a update on the audit for city cleanliness. see handout.