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Last Published: 12/16/2009 12:32:28 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - DEB HERMANN, JAN MARCASON, BETH GOTTSTEIN, JOHN SHARP
Excused:1 - SHARON SANDERS BROOKS
 
 
 Budget Implementation Discussion (This will be discussed at the beginning of the meeting). Acting City Manager Troy Schulte, introduced the Acting Budget Officer Mark Thoma-Perry. After speaking briefly of the job Mr. Thoma-Perry would be doing in the place of Mr. Schulte, Mr. Thoma-Perry walked the committee through the upcoming budget process.

090958
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim for a workers' compensation benefit filed by Todd R. Park for injuries resulting from an accident on March 26, 2008, while employed by the City.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
This item was discussed in closed session then voted on.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein, Sharp
Nays: 0

090961
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim by Robert Wilson and Robert Butterworth, Claim No. T0809-0700.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
This item was discussed in closed session then voted on.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein, Sharp
Nays: 0

090968
(Sub.)
Authorizing the issuance of not to exceed $16,000,000 principal amount of sewerage system revenue bonds (State of Missouri – Direct Loan Program – ARRA) Series 2009B of the City of Kansas City Missouri, for the purpose of extending and improving the City’s sewerage system; prescribing the form and details of the bonds and the agreements made by the City to facilitate and protect their payment and prescribing other related matters; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Randy Landes, City Treasurer, Stuart Bullington and Sean Hennessy, Water Services, testified before the committee regarding the issuance of bonds, through a State Loan Program, for the purpose of upgrading the City's Sewer System. There was discussion on how the bonds would be issued.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein, Sharp
Nays: 0

090973
Amending and reenacting Chapter 40, Code of Ordinances, entitled Licenses and Miscellaneous Business Regulations.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (12/9/2009)"
Steve Walsh, Assistant City Attorney and Jeff Yates, CFO for the City of Kansas City, MO. made a power point presentation before the committee. This ordinance replaced one that had been previously introduced that would repeal Chapter 40 and create a new Chapter 40. This ordinance would amend certain sections of Chapter 40 instead. Councilwoman Gottstein expressed her disappointment and concerns about the timing of this ordinance. Although some council members were aware of staff working on this item, the new legislation had not been reviewed by council members. This item was held for one week in order to give the council time to review the changes to the Chapter and ask questions of staff regarding those changes.

090980
Amending Chapter 2 of the Code of Ordinances by repealing Section 2-113 and enacting in its place a new section, relating to contract and agency audits.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (12/9/2009)"
Gary White, City Auditor, explained that the Council had decided that an annual report of outside agency reports was not necessary. A different ordinance was needed to repeal the original ordinance that directed the City Auditor to conduct the audits. This item was held for one week to give the other councilmembers a chance to give their input and feedback information to the City Auditor's Office before the section is repealed.

090981
Establishing the Special Allocation Agency Fund in the records of the City; funding and appropriating a total of $5,581,399.00 in the fund; designating requisitioning authority; stating the intention of the Council to limit the time frame in which the City will make available reported economic activity taxes for reimbursements for redevelopment project costs in new tax increment financing plans and projects and amendments to existing tax increment financing plans and projects; and requesting the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri, to implement this policy.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (12/9/2009)"
This item was held one week.
 
 Ordinance 090983 will be held off the docket.

090983
Recognizing the termination of the employment of Wayne Cauthen as City Manager.


HELD OFF DOCKET

090984
Authorizing the Director of Finance to execute, on behalf of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, an agreement with the Jackson County, Missouri, to provide for the disbursement of certain surplus funds.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (12/9/2009)"
This item was held one week.

090987
(Sub.)
Authorizing the City Manager to execute a $33,294,317.00 contract with Motorola for a new 800 MHz digital simulcast trunked radio network capable of meeting current and future communication needs aligned toward full Project-25 compliance containing a turnkey system that includes all necessary infrastructure, equipment, maintenance and training and other authorized purchases relating to the Compliant Radio Network Project; estimating revenue; making appropriations; stating the intent of the Council to reimburse itself expenditures; and recognizing an emergency.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Rich Noll, Assistant City Manager, gave an update on the radio equipment contract with Motorola. He talked about the project from the beginning to this ordinance which would authorize the execution of a contract with Motorola. The contract would replace and continue to update emergency radio equipment over a 15-year period. The process would call for equipment to be recycled to other departments within the city as the equipment began to show signs of wear and tear. The fire department would receive most of the new equipment followed by the police department and then other city departments.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein, Sharp
Nays: 0

991561
(Sub.)
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area 5 of the River Market Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therein.


PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
This ordinance was activated because of the 10-year window allowed for the start or activation of the project. The project had to be activated by December 16, 2009 or the developer would have to start the process over. The following ordinances were activated at this time as companion projects: 991562, 991563, 991565(CS), 011389, 011391, 011392, 011393, and 011394.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein, Sharp
Nays: 0

991562
(Sub.)
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area 6 of the River Market Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therein.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
This ordinance was discussed under companion ordinance 991561.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein, Sharp
Nays: 0

991563
(Sub.)
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area 7 of the River Market Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therein.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
This ordinance was discussed under companion ordinance 991561.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein, Sharp
Nays: 0

991565
(Sub.)
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area 9 of the River Market Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therein.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A SECOND COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
This ordinance was discussed under companion ordinance 991561.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein, Sharp
Nays: 0

011389
(Sub.)
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area 10 of the River Market Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therein.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
This ordinance was discussed under companion ordinance 991561.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein, Sharp
Nays: 0

011391
(Sub.)
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area 12 of the River Market Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therein.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
This ordinance was discussed under companion ordinance 991561.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein, Sharp
Nays: 0

011392
(Sub.)
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area 13 of the River Market Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therein.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
This ordinance was discussed under companion ordinance 991561.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein, Sharp
Nays: 0

011393
(Sub.)
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area 14 of the River Market Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therein.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
This ordinance was discussed under companion ordinance 991561.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein, Sharp
Nays: 0

011394
(Sub.)
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area 15 of the River Market Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therein.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
This ordinance was discussed under companion ordinance 991561.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein, Sharp
Nays: 0

080935
Amending Chapter 62, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 62-1 through 62-12 and Sections 62-41 through 62-55, and enacting new sections in lieu thereof for the purpose of updating the solid waste code to reflect current refuse collection and management practices; eliminating all payments in lieu of City-provided services to mobile home developments, travel trailer camps, buildings containing seven or more dwelling units, and neighborhood associations; and eliminating the board of refuse appeals.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (12/9/2009)"
This item was held one week.

090949
Appropriating $125,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund to the Citywide Marketing account.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (12/9/2009)"
This item was held one week.

090950
Reducing the Contingent Appropriation in the General Fund by $10,000.00; appropriating it in the General Fund for the purpose of paying NASCO dues for the City of Kansas City for FY 2009-10; and designating requisitioning authority.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
 
 The following ARTS Reports will be presented: 1. Community Improvement District Reporting Needs Improvement - Vickie Thompson, City Clerk, gave an update on the recommendations set forth in the ARTS Report. She informed the committee of the various documents that had been created, through consultation with the Law Department and one of the lawyers for some of the CIDs. There will be an attempt to ensure that everyone is using the same documents for filing purposes. This item was recommended for being released. 2. Sales Tax Study Follow-up - Wanda Gunter, Interim Commissioner of Finance, explained that all but one of the recommendations made in the original ARTS Report had been implemented. The last item dealt with state sales tax issues that could not be readily resolved. The department chose to not implement that last item. The committee agreed that this item could be returned to at a later date if the state issues could be resolved. There may be general discussion(s) on current Finance and Audit Committee issues. 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. The committee voted to go into closed session to litigation purposes.