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Last Published: 12/8/2006 1:02:07 PM
KANSAS CITY COMMITTEE RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - EVERT ASJES, PAUL DANAHER, BECKY NACE, ALVIN BROOKS
 

020208
(Sub.)
Authorizing the City Attorney to execute a settlement agreement in Case No. CV96-26110, Jackson County Circuit Court; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
This ordinance was discussed during closed session.
Ayes: 3 - Asjes, Danaher, Brooks
Nays: 0

020105
(Sub.)
Approving a plan for industrial development for the purpose of re-using a building located at 7901 N.W. 112th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company; and directing the City Clerk to file certain documents with the appropriate offices.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Bob Langenkamp, City Planning and Development Department, stated that the purpose of this ordinance is to approve an industrial development plan for the purpose of re-using the building located at 7901 NW 112th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. The company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and is in the process of selecting a backup data center for their east coast operations. The proposed site has a 100,000 square foot warehouse-type building and 14 acres of land available for development. The data center would be in operation 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. In December 2001, the City Council passed a Resolution expressing an interest in issuing Chapter 100 Bonds in an amount not to exceed $50 million. Having reviewed the cost of equipment to be purchased as part of this project, staff believes that the original amount in the Resolution will not be adequate. The Chapter 100 Plan presented includes the sale of $55 million in Chapter 100 Bonds. The proceeds from the bond sale will be used to purchase data processing equipment for the new Liberty Mutual Insurance Company data processing center. A handout was presented to the committee. A copy of the handout is on file in the City Clerk's Office.
Ayes: 4 - Asjes, Danaher, Nace, Brooks
Nays: 0

020152
Accepting and approving a Kansas City Government Optimization (KC-GO) Competitive Plan Agreement between the Mayor and City Council, the City Manager and the management team and associates of the Water Services Department.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Rich Noll, City Manager's Office, stated that the purpose of this ordinance is to approve a Kansas City Government Optimization (KCGO) Competitive Plan Agreement that sets out the responsibilities of the City and the Water Services Department for the optimization effort. This includes all aspects of the plan and performance monitoring. The critical assessment and review process has been completed and the Water Services Department has developed a Competitive Business Plan that has been reviewed and recommended by the Competitive Review Committee (CRC). The plan will be accomplished in partnership with labor, management and associates to apply certain business practices, within the constraints of Kansas City municipal government policies, to the operation of the water, wastewater and stormwater public utilities. A handout was presented to the committee. A copy of the handout is on file in the City Clerk's Office. Gurnie Gunter, Water Services Department, stated that during the evolvement of the plan the Water Services Department benchmarked themselves against a select group of utilities, both public and private. There were targets developed with a plan to ensure that the targets would be met. A study showed that a lot of the inefficiency that has occurred was due to a lack of sufficient investment in the City's infrastructure. Most of the complaints received revolve around lack of sufficient investment in the City's infrastructure. The number of main brakes that have occurred has been excessive. The Competitive Plan will help resolve these problems. Mr. Gunter also state that the Water Services Department is eager to get started in order to meet their targets.
Ayes: 3 - Asjes, Nace, Brooks
Nays: 1 - Danaher

020175
(Sub.)
Authorizing and directing the Director of Information Technology to enter into an Enterprise Service Level and Software License Agreement with Governance Solutions, LLC for use of the Project Knowledge System.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Richard Razniak, Information Technology Department, testified on behalf of this report. The purpose of this ordinance is to acquire software licenses for all City staff for the use of the Project Knowledge System (PKS). A handout was presented to the committee. A copy of the handout is on file in the City Clerk's Office.
Ayes: 4 - Asjes, Danaher, Nace, Brooks
Nays: 0
 
 Staff from the Housing and Community Development Department will give an ARTS Report on "Housing Policy". Staff from Neighborhood and Community Services and Finance Department will give an ARTS Report on "Liquor Control". Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present "Review of the Submitted Budget For Fiscal Year 2003". There will be a closed session to discuss Legal Matters pursuant to RSMO. 610.021 (1).