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Last Published: 2/21/2007 9:51:48 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - CHARLES EDDY
Present:4 - ALVIN BROOKS, BILL SKAGGS, TERRY RILEY, JOHN FAIRFIELD
 

060443
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Terry Ray Toellner v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, et al. Case No. 0516-CV07146.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
This item was discussed in Closed Session.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060449
Appropriating $200,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund to the Youth Employment Fund to provide funding for Project Prepare apprenticeship programs.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Troy Schulte, Budget Department, explained that the ordinance would help fund the Youth Employment Fund for the Apprenticeship Programs. It also changes the percentage that is used to determine the funding amount to 1%.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060454
Authorizing the Director of Finance to proceed with the development of financing to acquire fleet equipment for various departments under a Master Lease Purchase Agreement with Koch Financial Corporation; executing any and all documents and agreements necessary for the financing; estimating and appropriating lease proceeds in the total amount of $9,500,000.00; designating requisitioning authority; and declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself from the lease purchase proceeds for certain expenditures.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Randy Landes, Finance Department and Jerry Calk, Fleet Administrator testified that this ordinance would allow for the financing from Koch Financial Corporation that would help acquire needed equipment/vehicles.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

050953
(Sub.)
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on August 8, 2006, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City by repealing its current twenty articles and enacting thirteen new articles to be known as the Charter of the City of Kansas City, to reflect the home rule authority granted by the Missouri Constitution; to require elected officials be residents of the City immediately prior to their election; authorize the delegation of duties among City departments; to authorize the establishment of new park districts; to re-establish the Internal Auditor as an appointee of the City Manager; to accelerate the adoption of ordinances by requiring two rather than three readings; to require the establishment of debt and economic incentive policies; require decennial review of the Charter; to authorize the Council to impose payments in lieu of taxes on enterprise departments of the City not to exceed 10% of the department’s gross revenues; and provide for other municipal purposes; fixing the dates when the amendments shall take effect; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or after May 26, 2006, but not later than May 30, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (5/3/2006)"
Bill Geary, Law Department gave extended testimony regarding changes that are being made to this ordinance that would go to the vote of the people for new charter sections. He addressed several key issues: The Auditors Office, how future auditor's would be selected, annual budget audit and the hiring and reporting designation,municipal judges, 10% taxes on enterprise departments,temporary loans and notes and fund to fund loans,public works sidewalks project as a priority due to low audit rating. There were questions from the committee and a consesus that it would being handled and suggested and would be before the committee for final consideration next week.

051253
(Sub.)
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on August 8, 2006, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City to require a committee of petitioners seeking the recall of the Mayor or a Council member to identify the actions or failure to act on the part of the official, which must be related to the official’s duties, which forms the basis of the recall and requiring placement of the grounds before the voters; eliminating the question of recall and providing for a single election at which the official and any other qualified candidate may seek to serve the remainder of the term of office of the official subject to the recall petition; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or after May 26, 2006, but not later than May 30, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (5/3/2006)"

051254
(Sub.)
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on August 8, 2006, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City to increase the mandatory retirement age of municipal judges from age 65 to age 70; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or after May 26, 2006, but not later than May 30, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (5/3/2006)"

051255
(Sub.)
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on August 8, 2006, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City to extend term limits applicable to future Mayors and Councils from two to three consecutive terms; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or after May 26, 2006, but not later than May 30, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (5/3/2006)"

051256
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on April 4, 2006, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City to permit the removal of property not exceeding one acre devoted to park property forever from the parks system by ordinance; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or after January 20, 2006, but not later than January 24, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
 
 The Finance and Audit committee may hold closed sessions pursuant to the Sections RSMO 610.021 (1), (2), and (3) respectively to discuss legal, real estate or personnel matters. Staff from the City Auditor's Office will a present an audit of "Sidewalk Management". Dr. Funkhouser and Stan Harris both addressed the finding of the sidewalk audit and the recommendations. There will be discussion on the status of the City's required actions pursuant to H.B. 209 (2005) to establish a tax rate for the new State-imposed telecommunications tax that will replace the current City business license tax for telephone companies. Bill Geary testified that the tax rate percentage for telephone companies has change and this ordinance allow us to impose the new rate which is 5.2%. The Committee moved in to Closed Session at 11:45-12:00pm