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Last Published: 12/29/2011 11:41:43 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - JAN MARCASON, MICHAEL BROOKS, DICK DAVIS, JOHN SHARP
Excused:1 - CINDY CIRCO
 

110773
Appropriating $279,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Healthcare System Trust Fund for the purpose of continuing work on the City’s self-funded health insurance initiative.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE & ETHICS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Earnest Rouse, City Manager's Office, explained that this ordinance authorizes an extension to the contract with Garry & Associates regarding the employees healthcare system. The contract is for one year with three renew options until 2015.
Ayes: 4 - Marcason, Brooks, Davis, Sharp
Nays: 0

110793
Reducing the Contingent Appropriation in the General Fund by $251,189.00 and appropriating that amount to various storm cleanup accounts in the General Fund.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE & ETHICS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Mark Thoma-Perry, Budget Office, stated that this ordinance would pay for expenses from the cleanup of the summer 2011 storm in the Northland. Mr. Thoma-Perry talked about the contingency fund and explained the difference between the contingency fund and the reserve fund to the committee. There was some discussion on the need for city staff to closely monitor the contingency fund as the fund has been reduced by half with over a half year to go in the fiscal year. Concerns about any type of weather event that could see all money in the contingency fund depleted were expressed. Councilman Davis wanted to know what the City would do in the event of a major storm event. Mr. Thoma-Perry thought that there should be enough funds available if no other events take place. The City allocated funds in the budget for approximately three million dollars for snow removal and there was additional monies left over from the last fiscal year so he wasn't too concerned at this point in time. Councilman Brooks and Councilwoman Marcason echoed those concerns as well. Councilman Davis and Councilman Sharp thanked Michael Shaw and his staff for the outstanding response to the storms that took place this past year.
Ayes: 4 - Marcason, Brooks, Davis, Sharp
Nays: 0

110718
(Sub.)
Amending Section 75-12, Release of easements; fees, to provide for the administrative release of easements and licenses no longer required by the City.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE & ETHICS COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (10/26/2011)"
This item was held for two weeks at the request of Councilman Johnson.
 
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