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Last Published: 2/21/2007 9:46:37 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
 

060273
Authorizing the purchase of a parcel of land identified as Tract No. 56 in Kansas City, Platte County, Missouri for Airport Development; the expenditure of previously appropriated funds in the amount of $750,000.00; and acceptance of a warranty deed conveying title thereto.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Mike Zonsius, Aviation Department, explained that the ordinance was for a parcel of undeveloped land known as parcel 56 near a southern parking lot at the airport. Additionally there is an ajoining parcel 57 that would allow for more development in the future. There is no immediate development plan in place.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060298
Amending Article VIII of the Administrative Code of Kansas City, Missouri, relating to the Classification and Compensation Plan, by repealing Section 2-1076 and adopting in lieu thereof a new section of like number, which increases the pay ranges of the Administrative Secretary, Administrative Secretary to City Council, and the Administrative Secretary to Municipal Court job classifications.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Gary O'Bannon, explained that the ordinance would allow pay increases at no cost to the city for Administrative Secretary, Administrative Secretary to City Council and Administrative Secretary to Municipal Court job classifications. Councilman Skaggs asked if the change would effect the council aids. Troy Schulte, Budget Office, stated that it would not, but that the issue of pay increases for the aids had already been addressed under the pay increase ordinance for council pay increases. The aids pay increase are up to the respective Council persons discretion and out of their budgets because the aids are contracted personnel.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060310
Approving the issuance by Kansas City Municipal Assistance Corporation of its leasehold revenue refunding and improvement bonds in more than one series, in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $160,000,000.00 and approving and authorizing certain documents and actions relating to the issuance of the Bonds.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Randy Landes, Finance Department, He stated that the ordinance approved document and actions related to KCMAC revenue refunding and improvement bond for the Music Hall, Bartle expansion and the Auditorium Plaza Garage.

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 (3/29/2006)"
This item was held until 03/29/06

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 (3/29/2006)"
This item was held until 03/29/06

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 (3/29/2006)"
This item was held until 03/29/06

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 (3/29/2006)"
This item was held until 03/29/06

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 ON AGENDA (3/29/2006)"
This item was held until 03/29/06

060244
(Sub.)
Adopting the Annual Budget of the City for the Fiscal Year 2006-07; estimating the revenues for said fiscal year; appropriating for the purposes stated the sums set forth in said Budget; designating requisitioning authorities; directing the Director of Finance and the Commissioner of Accounts to make necessary entries upon the records to show the appropriations and allocations herein provided for; and authorizing inter-fund loans.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Troy Schulte,City Manager's Office, stated that the ordinance would formalize the proposed 2006-2007 budget included several amendments. (see handout on file in City Clerk's Office) There was general discussion regarding the priority of addressing dangerous buildings, trash collections, code enforcement. Councilwoman Herman was present to testify regarding the cuts and subsequent amendments to the budget and how it will effect Kansas City neighborhoods. Councilman Glover was also present to testify. Dr. Funkhouser requested that the reduction in his department budget be addressed. Troy Schulte stated that it had been as well as the reduction for the legal department. The dollar amount of $80,000.00 would be restored to the Auditor's Office budget. Dr. Funkhouser requested that a separate ordinance be drafted to direct the funds. Troy Schulte said that there was no need to do that as the allocations were already included in this ordinance. The Committee reassured Dr Funkhouser that they were in support of returning the funds and were appreciative of the hard work that he and his staff have done.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060245
Levying taxes for the Fiscal Year 2006-07 for General Revenue, Health Levy, Museum Special Revenue and General Debt and Interest Funds on all property in Kansas City subject to taxation on January 1, 2006; providing for the extension of such levies by the Commissioner of Accounts; and authorizing the collection thereof by the City Treasurer.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
There was no additional testimony regarding this ordinance and it is companion ordinance relating tax levying for the fiscal year 2006-07. Related ordiance 060245-060252.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060246
Levying a maintenance tax for the Fiscal Year 2006-07 upon all real estate, exclusive of the improvements thereon, not exempt by law from general taxation, in the East Park District in Kansas City, Missouri, for the purpose of maintaining, adorning, constructing, repairing and otherwise improving the parks, parkways, boulevards, roads and grounds located in the East Park District, and providing for the manner of payment and collecting of said special assessment, pursuant to Section 60 of Article III of the Charter of Kansas City.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
There was no additional testimony regarding this ordinance and it is companion ordinance relating tax levying for the fiscal year 2006-07. Related ordiance 060245-060252.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060247
Levying a maintenance tax for the Fiscal Year 2006-07 upon all real estate, exclusive of the improvements thereon, not exempt by law from general taxation, in the West Park District in Kansas City, Missouri, for the purpose of maintaining, adorning, constructing, repairing and otherwise improving the parks, parkways, boulevards, roads and grounds located in the West Park District, and providing for the manner of payment and collecting of said special assessment, pursuant to Section 60 of Article III of the Charter of Kansas City.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
There was no additional testimony regarding this ordinance and it is companion ordinance relating tax levying for the fiscal year 2006-07. Related ordiance 060245-060252.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060248
Levying a special assessment on the lots, tracts, and parcels of land in the East Park District of Kansas City, Missouri, abutting on certain boulevards, parkways, roads, streets, avenues and highways in the East Park District under the control and management of the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners for the Fiscal Year 2006-07 for the purpose of maintaining, repairing, and otherwise improving the boulevards, parkways, roads, streets, avenues and highways in the East Park District.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
There was no additional testimony regarding this ordinance and it's companion ordinance relating tax levying for the fiscal year 2006-07. Related ordiance 060245-060252.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060249
Levying a special assessment on the lots, tracts, and parcels of land in the West Park District of Kansas City, Missouri, abutting on certain boulevards, parkways, roads, streets, avenues and highways in the West Park District under the control and management of the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners for the Fiscal Year 2006-07 for the purpose of maintaining, repairing, and otherwise improving the boulevards, parkways, roads, streets, avenues and highways in the West Park District.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
There was no additional testimony regarding this ordinance and it's companion ordinance relating tax levying for the fiscal year 2006-07. Related ordiance 060245-060252.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060250
Levying a special assessment for the Fiscal Year 2006-07 upon all real estate, exclusive of the improvements thereon, not exempt by law from general taxation in the North Trafficway District in Kansas City, Missouri, for the purpose of maintaining, improving and repairing the trafficways located in said North Trafficway District, and providing for the manner of payment and collecting of said special assessment, pursuant to Section 60 of Article III and Section 356 of Article X of the Charter of Kansas City.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
There was no additional testimony regarding this ordinance and it's companion ordinance relating tax levying for the fiscal year 2006-07. Related ordiance 060245-060252.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060251
Levying a special assessment for the Fiscal Year 2006-07 upon all real estate, exclusive of the improvements thereon, not exempt by law from general taxation in the East Trafficway District in Kansas City, Missouri, for the purpose of maintaining, improving and repairing the trafficways located in said East Trafficway District, and providing for the manner of payment and collecting of said special assessment, pursuant to Section 60 of Article III and Section 356 of Article X of the Charter of Kansas City.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
There was no additional testimony regarding this ordinance and it's companion ordinance relating tax levying for the fiscal year 2006-07. Related ordiance 060245-060252.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060252
Levying a special assessment for the Fiscal Year 2006-07 upon all real estate, exclusive of the improvements thereon, not exempt by law from general taxation in the West Trafficway District in Kansas City, Missouri, for the purpose of maintaining, improving and repairing the trafficways located in said West Trafficway District, and providing for the manner of payment and collecting of said special assessment, pursuant to Section 60 of Article III and Section 356 of Article X of the Charter of Kansas City.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
There was no additional testimony regarding this ordinance and it's companion ordinance relating tax levying for the fiscal year 2006-07. Related ordiance 060245-060252.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060253
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 78 of the Code of Ordinances of Kansas City entitled Water by repealing Sections 78-6 and 78-10, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter adjusting charges for water service.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
There was no additional testimony regarding this ordinance. Testimony was taken and Frank Poggie, Water Service Department spoke at a previous meeting regarding this ordinance. There was a substitute submitted to correct a typo in the title.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060254
Amending Chapter 60 of the Code of Ordinances of Kansas City, Missouri, entitled Sewers and Sewage Disposal by repealing Sections 60-2 and 60-3 and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter which adjusts sewer rates.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
The ordinance is a companion to ordinance 060253.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060256
(Sub.)
Transferring appropriations between business units by reducing certain appropriations in the Public Safety Sales Tax Fund and appropriating $980,100.00 to the Metro Patrol Police Station account; and designating requisitioning authority.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Edgar Jordan, Property Allocation, stated that this ordinance would allow the purchase of property for the Metro Patrol Police Station. There is also a substitute to correct language in the title designating the City Manager to expend fund, it is change to indicate that the Director of City Development will expend the fund.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0
 
 The Finance and Audit Committee may hold a closed sessions pursuant to Sections 610.021(1), 610.021(2) or 610.021(3) respectively to discuss legal, real estate or personnel matters. There may be general discussion of current Finance and Audit issues.
 
  There were no closed sessions.