Last Published: 2/23/2007 10:20:19 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:5 - CHARLES EDDY, ALVIN BROOKS, BILL SKAGGS, TERRY RILEY, JOHN FAIRFIELD
 

070148
Accepting and approving a grant to the City of $913,632.00 over five years from the United States Department of Homeland Security Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program; estimating revenue in the amount of $137,136.00 in the General Fund; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Smokey Dyer and Richard Gist of the Fire Department testified on behalf of this ordinance. This ordinance will accept a grant from the Department of Homeland Security for the funding of the SAFER program.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

070149
Estimating and appropriating to the 2006 GO Bond Fund to continue construction of the Animal Shelter Interior Renovation Project - Project No. 89000380; declaring that the Director of Public Works is hereby established as requisitioning authority for the funds provided by this ordinance; and declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself from Bond proceeds for certain expenditures.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (2/21/2007)"

070150
Estimating and appropriating Hotel/Motel Tax revenue in the Convention and Tourism Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Troy Schulte, Budget Office, testified on behalf of this ordinance. This ordinance estimates and appropriates $235,000 in Hotel/Motel Tax revenue; $150,000 will be appropriated to the Convention and Entertainment Centers Department for convention center marketing and $85,000 will be appropriated to the Metropolitan Arts Council.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

070155
Accepting and approving a $60,165.00 grant from the Fireman’s Fund Heritage Program, a philanthropic foundation, to the City; estimating revenue in the amount of $60,165.00 in the General Fund; appropriating it to the Fireman’s Fund Grant account in the General Fund; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Smokey Dyer and Richard Gist of the Fire Department, testified on behalf of this ordinance. This ordinance is accepting a grant from the Fireman's Fund Heritage Program.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

070184
Amending Chapter 68, Article VI, Code of Ordinances, by enacting a new Section 68-402 concerning earning tax deadlines falling on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Judy Hadley, Finance Department, testified on behalf of this ordinance. Steve Walsh, Law Department, was present to answer questions from the committee. This ordinance will add a provision to the earnings and profits tax section of the Code of Ordinances specifying when a return, payment or other act is treated as timely if the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Fairfield
Nays: 0

070188
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 2, Article X, and Code of Ordinances by repealing Section 2-1551 entitled “Same -- Background checks / investigations of persons nominated” and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter that provides for background checks/investigations of persons nominated to serve as a judge of the Kansas City Municipal Division.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Galen Beaufort, Law Department, testified on behalf of this ordinance. Saskia Jacobse , Law Department, was present to answer questions from the committee. This ordinance determines the procedure of the Background checks that are to be done on all persons being nominated to fill a Municipal Court Judge position. Clinton Adams, Attorney, testified in support of this ordinance.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

070037
Authorizing the City Manager to execute a cooperative and purchase agreement with the Port Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, for the development and conveyance of the property formerly known as the Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base; authorizing certain other necessary documents and actions; and repealing certain sections of Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 051422.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Bob Langenkamp, Finance Department, testified on behalf of this ordinance. Mike Burke and Vince Godeaux, Port Authority, were present to answer questions from the committee. This ordinance authorizes the City Manager to execute a cooperative and purchase agreement with the Port Authority for the property formerly known as the Richards-Gebaur Airforce Base.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Fairfield
Nays: 0

070081
RESOLUTION - Authorizing the Mayor to request the Municipal Judicial Nominating Commission to submit a panel of nominees for appointment as judges of Divisions 207 and 206 of the Kansas City Municipal Court; and declaring the City Councils decision to fill the current vacancy in Division 205 of the Kansas City Municipal Court.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

070117
Estimating and appropriating to the 2006 GO Bond Fund to continue construction on the Robert J. Mohart Multi-Purpose Building projects; authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into a $123,220.00 contract with Tevis Architectural Group for Project No. 890A0404 Robert J. Mohart Multi-Purpose Building; authorizing the City Manager to expend $123,220.00; and declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself from bond proceeds for certain expenditures.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (2/21/2007)"

070127
Authorizing the Director of Human Resources to renew employee benefit contracts for health, dental, life and disability insurance


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Gary O'Bannon, Human Resources, testified on behalf of this ordinance. This ordinance will authorize the renewal of contracts for health, dental, life, vision, short and long-term disability insurance for employee benefits.
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/or (3) respectively to discuss legal, real estate or personnel matters. There was no Closed Session.