Last Published: 2/21/2007 9:51:14 AM
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
 

060414
Appropriating $504,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Kansas City Downtown Redevelopment District Debt Fund, No. 5320, for the purpose of fulfilling Fiscal Year 2006 debt service requirements; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

060415
Authorizing the Director of Finance to proceed with the development of financing to acquire fire apparatus under a Master Lease Purchase Agreement with Koch Financial Corporation; executing any and all documents and agreements necessary for the financing; estimating and appropriating lease proceeds in the total amount of $2,441,023.00; designating requisitioning authority; declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself from the lease purchase proceeds for certain expenditures; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Randy Landes,Finance Department and Smokey Dyer, Fire Department both were present to testify regarding the ordinance that was for the purpose of acquiring four apparatus that would assist in various types of rescue. It would allow cross training of seventy five personnel and to have each of the fourvehicle to specialize in a type of rescue such as high rescue, close quarter rescue, water/ice rescue and trench rescue. Councilman Riley stated that he supported the ordinance because of the increase in construction and digging in the area the apparatus and expertise maybe needed in the near future. Chief Dyer said that the personnel and equipment could be in place by this time next year.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060416
Authorizing the Director of Finance to accept the proposal of Koch Financial Corporation to finance the customization and implementation of the Municipal Court Case Management System provided by the State of Missouri’s Office of State Court Administrators, in an approximate principal amount not to exceed $3,120,199.00; executing any and all documents and agreements necessary for the financing under a Master Lease Purchase Agreement with Koch Financial Corporation; estimating and appropriating lease proceeds in the total amount of $3,788,371.00 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, stated that Koch financial Corp. will finance the customization and implementation of the Municipal Court Case Management System.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060426
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 76, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 76-203, Driver's conduct, 76-235, Driver's certificate and 76-241, Sightseeing vehicle operations, and enacting, in lieu thereof, three new section of like number and subject matter to provide for the operation of a horse driven carriage in the area bounded by Interstate 29, N. Congress Avenue, N.W. Barry Road and Missouri Highway 152 and codify city policy.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Judy Hadley and Patricia Jensen of White Goss testified that the ordinance would allow several section in chapter 76 to be changed to allow sightseeing vehicles in the Zona Rosa Area.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060428
(Sub.)
Estimating revenue in the General Fund in the amount of $300,000.00; appropriating $300,000.00 to the Municipal Court account in the General Fund; estimating revenue in the Public Safety Sales Tax Fund in the amount of $2,588,657.00; reducing appropriations in the amount of $500,00.00 in the General Fund; transferring $250,000.00 to the West Park Fund and $250,000.00 to the East Park Fund; estimating remaining uncollected balances in a revenue account of the Public Safety Sales Tax Fund in the same accounts for next fiscal year; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Mark Thomaperry,Budget Department, explained that the ordinance was for the purpose of a fiscal year clean-up of the financial records. It is a routine procedure and there are no issues of concern.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

050953
(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 by repealing its current twenty articles and enacting thirteen new articles to be known as the Charter of the City of Kansas City, to reflect the home rule authority granted by the Missouri Constitution; to require elected officials be residents of the City immediately prior to their election; authorize the delegation of duties among City departments; to authorize the establishment of new park districts; to re-establish the Internal Auditor as an appointee of the City Manager; to accelerate the adoption of ordinances by requiring two rather than three readings; to require the establishment of debt and economic incentive policies; require decennial review of the Charter; to authorize the Council to impose payments in lieu of taxes on enterprise departments of the City not to exceed 10% of the department’s gross revenues; and provide for other municipal purposes; fixing the dates when the amendments shall take effect; 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 ON AGENDA (4/26/2006)"
Bill Geary, Law Department, testify regarding the Charter ordinances, specifically ordinance 050953 which he was working on a substitute for which would address the issues recommended by the Committee.

051253
(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 require a committee of petitioners seeking the recall of the Mayor or a Council member to identify the actions or failure to act on the part of the official, which must be related to the official’s duties, which forms the basis of the recall and requiring placement of the grounds before the voters; eliminating the question of recall and providing for a single election at which the official and any other qualified candidate may seek to serve the remainder of the term of office of the official subject to the recall petition; 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 ON AGENDA (4/26/2006)"

051254
(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 increase the mandatory retirement age of municipal judges from age 65 to age 70; 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 ON AGENDA (4/26/2006)"

051255
(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 extend term limits applicable to future Mayors and Councils from two to three consecutive terms; 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 ON AGENDA (4/26/2006)"

051256
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on April 4, 2006, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City to permit the removal of property not exceeding one acre devoted to park property forever from the parks system by ordinance; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or after January 20, 2006, but not later than January 24, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (4/26/2006)"
 
 The Finance and Audit committee may hold closed sessions pursuant to the 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 an audit of "Kansas City's Financial Future Forum". Mark Funkhouser explained that the audit was to help assess the Financial future of Kansas City, Mo forum. He stated that there were 28 participants in the forum including several staff members. The objective was to answer two basic questions: What impact might national fiscal challenges have on Kansas City? and What steps should Kansas City take to address the impact of these challenges? The Mayor was present to testify and expressed her disappointment that she and the City Manager were not invited to the forum. There was a lengthy discussion about the findings and recommendations. There was a letter presented from the City Manager also expressed disappointment in not being invited to the forum and stated he believed that the findings and recommendations of forum were redone because the City Manager had already began to address the issues of repetitive job responsibilities, best practices, streamlining, fiscal responsibility,financial forecasting and other issues that would sure up Kansas Cities financial outlook. There were comments from the Committee and the discussion was tabled.