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Last Published: 5/20/2019 8:22:31 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - SCOTT WAGNER
Present:3 - JOLIE JUSTUS, LEE BARNES JR., KEVIN MCMANUS
 

180848
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 2, “Administration,” Code of Ordinances, specifically amending Sections 2-1075, 2-1076, 2-1077, 2-1078, 2-1079 and 2-1080, updating our job classification and pay system, including creating a new Director of Public Safety job classification and eliminating three job classifications that are no longer utilized.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Tom Graves, Finance Department, provided the presentation for this ordinance. This ordinance amends Article VIII of the Administrative Code of Kansas City, Missouri, it relates to the Classification and Compensation Plan, by repealing Sections 2-1075, 2-1076, 2-1077, 2-1078, 2-1079 and 2-1080, enacting in lieu thereof sections of like numbers, updating and authorizing City job classification and pay system. Mr. Graves advised about job classifications and pay raises and the removal of some positions that are no longer necessary there was no public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Wagner, Justus, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

180877
(Sub.)
Estimating revenue in the amount of $18,000.00 in the Neighborhood Grants Fund and appropriating it to the Historic Preservation Fund Grant account of the Neighborhood Grants Fund to provide funding in support of the African American Heritage Trail.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Brad Wolf, City Planning and Development, provided the staff presentation for this ordinance. This ordinance estimates $18,000.00 in the General Fund and appropriates it to be allocated to the Historic Preservation Fund Grant account of the General Fund to provide funding in support of the African American Heritage Trail. Mr. wolf explained that these fund are from a grant provided by the department of National Resources. The the process for receiving funds includes, select sites that are relevant to the plight of African Americans and the development of a website that will contain a map, also the development of a brochure to help in the identification of lesser known areas that need to be highlighted.
Ayes: 4 - Wagner, Justus, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

180880
Declaring certain real property generally located east of Maplewoods Parkway, north of N.E. 94th Street, and south of N.E. 96th Street, surplus to the City's needs; authorizing the Director of Public Works to offer the sale of the City’s interest in this real property in accordance with City regulations, and execute related documents to complete the transfer of the real property while reserving easements, as necessary, for any existing City owned sewer, storm water, and water line infrastructure on the said property; and directing the City Clerk to record this Ordinance with the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Clay County, Missouri.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Don Frank, Public Works and a representative from Parks & Recreation provided the staff report for this ordinance. This ordinance declares certain real property generally located east of Maplewoods Parkway, north of N.E. 94th Street, and south of N.E. 96th Street, surplus to the City's needs. It also authorizes the Director of Public Works to offer the sale of the City’s interest in this real property in accordance with City regulations, and execute related documents to complete the transfer of the real property while reserving easements, as necessary, for any existing City owned sewer, storm water, and water line infrastructure.
Ayes: 4 - Wagner, Justus, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

180890
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 2, “Administration,” Code of Ordinances, specifically amending Sections 2-1099, Vacation leave, and 2-1100, Sick leave, to provide for conversion of sick leave to vacation leave and vacation leave payout for any leave not designated by an eligible employee under the Post Employment Health Plan and allows eligible employees to be compensated for unused leave prior to separation of service.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Gary O'Bannon, Human Resources, spoke on behalf of this ordinance. This ordinance Amending Chapter 2, “Administration,” Code of Ordinances, specifically amends Sections 2-1099, Vacation leave, and 2-1100, Sick leave, to provide for conversion of sick leave to vacation leave and vacation leave payout for any leave not designated by an eligible employee under the Post Employment Health Plan and allows eligible employees to be compensated for unused leave prior to separation of service.
Ayes: 4 - Wagner, Justus, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

180891
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, “Administration,” by enacting a new Division 11, in Article IX, consisting of Sections 2-1397.1 to 2-1397.7 entitled “Post Employment Health Plan” to allow retiring employees to designate sick and vacation leave funds to reimburse qualified medical insurance premiums following retirement.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Gary O'Bannon, human resources, spoke on behalf of this ordinance. This ordinance is a post-employment health plan (PEP) that allows employee's retiring under normal or optional retirement provisions to designated a certain amount of their accrued or unused to use sick and vacation leave at retirement as outline to a PEP via a lumpsum payment. All funds deposited into this fund are deposited tax free. This plan allows employee's to better afford insurance during their retirement. Funds can only be used for the retiree, or the retiree's spouse or dependent after their death.
Ayes: 4 - Wagner, Justus, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

180825
(Sub.)
Approving certain projects and funding sources for Phase Two of improvements to the 18th and Vine Historic District; and identifying certain revenue sources and directing the City Manager to engage the Public Improvements Advisory Committee with regards to including the same in the annual budgets.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (12/5/2018)"
Councilman Jermaine Reed, spoke on behalf of this ordinance. Reed stated that the 18th and Vine District and the progress of projects to date as well as funds that have been allocated. Randall Landes, finance department, advised of the 5 and 10 year plan for development of the 18th and Vine Area. Brian Rabineau, Law Department, advised of the city budget process and the funding obligations.
Ayes: 4 - Wagner, Justus, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0
 
 1. Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present a Special Report: Implementation Status of Audit Recommendations Fiscal Years 2014-2018.
 
 Doug Jones, City Auditor, provided the staff report for this item. The highlights of this report included: ARTS reports indicate whether audit recommendations have been implemented, are in progress, or will not be implemented; and summarize actual or planned actions, timeframes for implementation, and outcomes achieved. A digital copy of this presentation is on file in the City Clerk's Office.
 
 2. Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present a Performance Audit: Addressing IT Network Vulnerabilities.
 
 Doug Jones, City Auditor, advised that an audit was performed covering the City's information technology. This item was discussed in Closed Session.
 
 3. There may be general discussion regarding current Finance and Governance Committee Issues.
 
 4. Pursuant to the following subsections of Section 610.021 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, there may be a closed session to discuss: (1) legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys, pursuant to subsection 1; (2) real estate, pursuant to subsection 2; (3) personnel, pursuant to subsection 3 and 13; and/or (4) sealed bids or proposals, pursuant to subsection 12. (5) confidential or privileged communications with auditors, pursuant to subsection 17. (6) preparation, including discussions, for negotiations with employee groups, pursuant to subsection 9.
 
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