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Last Published: 12/8/2006 1:01:31 PM
KANSAS CITY COMMITTEE RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:3 - EVERT ASJES, BECKY NACE, ALVIN BROOKS
Excused:1 - PAUL DANAHER
 

020163
Estimating revenue and appropriating $482,154.00 of earned interest for expenses associated with the restoration of the Liberty Memorial.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Mark McHenry stated that the appropriation was from interest only. This money was to go toward work done on the Liberty Memorial. The memorial is scheduled to be rededicated over the Memorial Day weekend, 2002.
Ayes: 3 - Asjes, Nace, Brooks
Nays: 0

020164
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Adopting an Emergency Operations Plan for the City.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "BE ADOPTED"
Mike Karl, Emergency Management, gave the report on this resolution. According to Mr. Karl the draft being presented was the same one given to the council on October 18, 2001, with minor editing changes. The report concerned the city's emergency management team's ability to function in the case of emergencies such as terrorists attacks or anthrax scares. He stated the document was delivered to the state on January 25, 2002 with the recommendation of accepting the plan as it stood. The document contained two issues brought up by the city council. The length of declaration period of the emergency and contracting - abusing authority following the emergency period. This two issues were approved by the city council. Mr. Asjes stated that he liked the fact that there is a time limit. He liked the thirty days and that the city manager and mayor can declare an emergency. The city council can override that decision however.
Ayes: 3 - Asjes, Nace, Brooks
Nays: 0

020171
RESOLUTION - Stating the intent of the Council to develop an indirect cost allocation plan to recover costs associated with City administration of federal grants and directing the City Manager to make recommendations regarding development of the plan.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
This item was held until April 10, 2002.

020172
Approving a Financing Agreement in connection with the Barry Towne Improvement Project; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Gabriel Okafor, City Planning and Development Department-Economic Development and Business Assistance, stated that the ordinance was for the final approval of the agreement to issue and sale bonds. The structure of funding would remain unchanged. Mr. Asjes stated that this was a reimbursement to pay back the developer. So there was no other issue to discuss on this ordinance.
Ayes: 2 - Asjes, Brooks
Nays: 0

020174
(Sub.)
Finding Phase I of the Barry Towne Improvement Project to be completed, assessing the costs of such project against the properties liable therefor, and providing for the collection of such special assessments; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Assistant City Attorney Heather Brown said the committee substitute for this ordinance was just to clean up language such as misspellings. This is a companion ordinance to 020172.
Ayes: 3 - Asjes, Nace, Brooks
Nays: 0

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 "HOLD ON AGENDA"
This is a committee substitute and is being held until 3/5/02. Richard Razniak, Assistant Director, Information Technology, stated that the ordinance would allow staff training for departments such as Water Services, Public Works and Aviation. It would also allow the city to continue to lease software equipment from Governance Solutions, LLC and operate the PKS system. Daron Hall talked about costs savings. However, the final costs savings, an estimated $5 million dollars, won 't be seen until all the staff members are trained. Becky Nace asked what happened after all the training. Would the city own the system? Mr. Razniak replied that there was an option to buy the equipment at $3.5 million dollars after three years. Whether the city takes the option depends on the number of users to the system. Mr. Funkhouser stated that once again staff had proposed a large expenditure without a cost analysis in writing to go along with the proposal. Mr. Asjes asked if there could be a cost analysis done in two weeks time and bring the information back to the committee at that time.

020176
Estimating revenue in the General Fund in the total amount of $18,330,250.00; reducing the Contingent Appropriation in the amount of $2,645,897.00; appropriating $21,635,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund for ice storm expenses; appropriating $300,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund for snow and ice removal; designating requisitioning authorities; authorizing the reappropriation of fund balances in various accounts related to ice and snow expenses in the next fiscal year; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Mark McHenry, Deputy Director Parks and Recreation, said it was time to pay for work done behind the ice storm of January-February 2002. Some work had already occurred on the removal of debris. Anticipated reimbursement funds include 75% from the federal government and 10% from the state. The city's portion would come from the city's contingency fund. Mr. McHenry stated that a full update would be forthcoming at the next business session, which would be held the following day.
Ayes: 3 - Asjes, 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 "HOLD ON AGENDA"
This item was held until March 5, 2002.
 
 Staff from Housing and Community Development will present an ARTS Report regarding "Housing Policy". Staff from the offices of the City Manager and Water Services will present an ARTS Report regarding "Flood Response". Staff from the Finance Department will give the Monthly Financial Report for the period ended January 31, 2002.