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Last Published: 12/8/2006 12:59:53 PM
KANSAS CITY COMMITTEE RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:3 - EVERT ASJES, PAUL DANAHER, ALVIN BROOKS
Excused:1 - BECKY NACE
 

011260
Vacating the east-west alley next south of 18th Street from the west line of Vine Street to the northerly prolongation of the east line of the north-south alley next west of Vine Street, in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. (1357-V)


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Larry Stice, City Planning and Development-Development Management, made the presentation on behalf of his department. Mr. Stice explained the vacation ordinance number 011260 concerns the right-of-way of an alley that would allow for the drive entrance to be slightly moved. Part of the right of way would be used for landscaping the part would be used for the entrance. Ordinance number 011261also vacates an alley. This is the largest land area of the three ordinances. Ordinance number 011262 would be overlayed by a parking lot. He stated that Ordinance Nos. 011260, 011261 and 011262 were all companion plans and asked that they be advanced. Councilman Asjes asked for a ruling from law department attorneys on the legality of considering all three ordinance at one time. With approval of the law department staff the ordinances were advanced.
Ayes: 3 - Asjes, Danaher, Brooks
Nays: 0

011261
Vacating the east-west alley next north of 18th Street from the east line of Tract 1, "Parade Plaza, Resurvey" to the east line of Highland Avenue and from the west line of Highland Avenue to the east line of Vine Street and from the west line of Vine Street to the east line of the Paseo; the north-south alley next east of Highland Avenue from the south line of 17th Terrace to the north line of the aforesaid east-west alley and the north-south alley next west of Vine Street from the south line of 17th Terrace to the north line of the aforesaid east-west alley, all in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. (1356-V)


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
This is a companion ordinance for No. 011260. This ordinance was approved as a companion ordinance and advanced.
Ayes: 3 - Asjes, Danaher, Brooks
Nays: 0

011262
Vacating the north-south alley next east of Woodland Avenue from the south line of Lot 1, "Hays Subdivision", to the easterly prolongation of the south line of Lot 10, "Hays Subdivision"; the east-west alley next south of 18th Street from the east line of Woodland Avenue to the west line of the aforesaid north-south alley and the east-west alley next north of 19th Street from the east line of Woodland Avenue to the east line of the aforesaid north-south alley, all in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. (1358-V)


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
This is a companion ordinance to No. 011260. This ordinance was approved as a companion ordinance and advanced.
Ayes: 3 - Asjes, Danaher, Brooks
Nays: 0

020037
RESOLUTION - Establishing the Kansas City Health and Productivity Management Initiative.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Susan Giffee, Manager for Employee Benefits, Human Resources, talked about health insurance benefits for city employees. The request was for support of the idea. Employee surveys regarding health and habits are being conducted. The results should be available and be of help in determining the type of coverage before open enrollment begins in April. The concept of work site testing for things like blood sugar and high blood pressure are being considered along with nutrition and health. The hope is to reduce absenteeism and claims. No funding is being asked for as costs are being covered by various insurance and health care providers. Joe Galetti asked if retired fire fighters would be included in the program. Ms. Giffee said not initially. There is a big project going on with just current employees. They are concerned about retirees with their health claims. To an extent they will be tied to it but the main concentration is on current employees. Alvin Brooks asked if there was a problem with him being on the Prime Health Board. Mr. Brooks recused himself from the original vote.
Ayes: 2 - Asjes, Danaher
Nays: 0

020067
Estimating revenue in the amount of $950,938.00 in the Information Technology Working Capital Fund; appropriating the sum of $979,489.00 to the Enterprise Licensing account of the Information Technology Working Capital Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Don Eatherton, Assistant Director Information Technology, stated that the ordinance created a revenue estimate and appropriation in the IT Department's internal services fund so that they city could effectively continue with the Microsoft Enterprise licensing program.The program is in the second year of a three-year program. It helps to make sure that they are in legal compliance and is a cost effective way of deploying microsoft software to city pcs.
Ayes: 3 - Asjes, Danaher, Brooks
Nays: 0

020068
RESOLUTION - Authorizing the development of financing for various improvements to the sewer system through the issuance of tax-exempt revenue bonds by the City in an approximate principal amount not to exceed $12,000,000.00 and authorizing certain other actions pursuant thereto.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "BE ADOPTED"
Randel Landes, City Treasurer said the reason for the resolution was to initiate the first step or developing financing of twelve million dollars to do various improvements to the Water Services Building at 63rd Street. The bonds would be issued under the funding of the State Revolving Fund. It provides a significant tax break for the city. Approximately 70% is cost absorbed and reduced. This is the seventh in a series of issues taken out of the authority of a $125 million dollars in sewer bonds authority leaving approximately $56 million dollars left in the authority. The department will come back with an ordinance at a later date for approval of the actual sale of bonds. The schedule is to be towards April in order to meet the state's schedule.
Ayes: 3 - Asjes, Danaher, Brooks
Nays: 0

020069
RESOLUTION - Providing authorization to proceed with the development of financing for various improvements to the waterworks system through the issuance of tax-exempt revenue bonds by the City in an approximate principal amount not to exceed $17,500,000.00; authorizing certain other actions pursuant thereto; and making a declaration of official intent to reimburse.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "BE ADOPTED"
Randal Landes, City Treasurer, stated that this resolution was similar to the previous resolution. The previous resolution was dealing with the sewer system this one is for the water services system. Update on numbers showed that the authority had $150 million dollars that was approved in 1996. With the issuance of monies since and with approval of the requested amount the balance would be around $65 million dollars for additional water works improvements. The bonds are not being issued through the state . This would be stand alone conventional revenue bond issued through the water department Jim Mellem, Water Services Department, furnished a list of projects to be completed by the department. The majority of the projects dealt with water mains. A new customer information system and an automatic meter reading system were also included. Councilman Asjes asked how long would it take to amortize the $3.5 million dollars with the automated meter reading system. Mr. Landes said that all the improvements had been adding to one bond issue that has an amortization of 20 years. Mr. Asjes asked how much savings would be recognized by the use of the automated meter reading system. He would like to have that information. Mr. Landes agreed to furnish the information to the committee.
Ayes: 3 - Asjes, Danaher, Brooks
Nays: 0

020078
Reducing an appropriation in the Water Fund in the amount of $464,415.00 and appropriating it to an account in the Water Fund for arbitrage rebate payment; designating requisitioning authority; authorizing the expenditure of funds from appropriations in the Water Fund; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Gary Morris, City Control, gave information to the committee concerning this ordinance. This is for an arbitrage payment to the federal government. The rebate is due to be paid by January 31, 2001. It keeps the city in compliance with regulations and keeps the city tax-exempt on bond issues. Footnote: Mark Funkhouser, City Auditor, stated that the committee has been assured that there would be an operational savings each time one of these requests comes through. He suggested that information presented to the committee should include net present value of the savings so that they can compare the net present value of the benefits as compared to the net present value of the costs. The committee should adopt a policy requiring that particular information be presented to them. Heather Brown, Assistant City Attorney, stated that City Development was working on a city input statement for amounts over $500,000. There would be a process on how these types of investments can be evaluated. There should be something presented to the council within the next month.
Ayes: 3 - Asjes, Danaher, Brooks
Nays: 0

020083
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 2-1060, Combined charities campaign policy, and enacting in lieu thereof one new section of like number and subject matter.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Margaret Moran, Law Department, stated that this ordinance would amend the combined charities campaign ordinance. Currently it provides for federations which are charitable organizations which have at least 10 member organizations to participate in the city's annual campaign and solicit city employees for donations. Some city employees have complained that they would like to contribute to certain city related charitable organizations but they can't because they are not members of federations. The amended ordinance would allow city employees to donate funds to the city or any charitable agency closely associated with the city or carries out a city function. The labor unions that represent city employees can also annually designate one charitable organization that is closely related to the labor organization that the members can contribute to. All charities would have to comply with the stipulations of the ordinance. Councilman Asjes said he didn't want to raise the possibility of having charities solicit city employees on city time again.
Ayes: 3 - Asjes, Danaher, Brooks
Nays: 0

020089
RESOLUTION - Stating the CouncilĀ“s intention to provide funds for 20 additional police officer positions in the 2002-03 City Budget from existing revenue sources and identify funding mechanisms for up to 180 additional officers in the future.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
This item was held for two weeks.

020090
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Stating the CouncilĀ“s intention to provide funds for $500,000.00 in additional operating funds for emergency medical response in the 2002-03 City Budget from existing health levy revenues.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
This item was held for two weeks.

020019
(Sub.)
Establishing the Fire Sales Tax Fund in the City financial records; estimating revenue in the amount of $1,025,011.00 in the Fire Sales Tax Fund; appropriating it to various accounts in the Fire Sales Tax Fund; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Fire Chief Richard Dyer said the ordinance would establish the fire department sales tax fund and the location of where the sales tax should be placed as it is collected. He also asked for funds for specific items. These included personnel and clothing that will be needed for newly hired recruits. The department is also asking for funds for enhancement of fire fighter wellness. Funds would be used to hire a consultant to help draft a 5-year operational plan and capital improvement plan. Eventually the plan will be presented to the mayor and city council as a unified vision of fire department improvements for the next 5 years and capital improvements for the next 15 years. Also asking for funds to furnish EMS enhancements to all the fire companies in the city so that they will all have the same equipment.
Ayes: 3 - Asjes, Danaher, Brooks
Nays: 0

011726
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to provide the City Council and City Plan Commission with an annual report on aggregate financial information related to economic development incentives and their impact on the City fiscal capacity and condition, and to inform the Budget and Audit Committee of the assumptions to be used in the report.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
This item is to be held until June, 2002.
 
 A representative from the Economic Development Corporation will give an update on the Uptown TIF. Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present a "Special Report - Review of Audits of Outside Agencies". Staff from the City Manager's Office will give a ARTS Report regarding "Fees and Services Charges".