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Last Published: 1/25/2010 12:41:01 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - DEB HERMANN, JAN MARCASON, SHARON SANDERS BROOKS, JOHN SHARP
Out:1 - BETH GOTTSTEIN
 
 
 Budget Implementation Discussion (This will be discussed at the beginning of the meeting.) There was no budget discussion this week. This item will be removed from the agenda since the budget hearings are scheduled to start.

100044
Authorizing the Director of Convention and Entertainment Facilities to enter into a one year utilities concessions contract with Green Wave Technology, Inc., for the provision of electrical, telephone, internet, and water connectivity to clients and customers at the Kansas City Convention Center and Municipal Auditorium.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Oscar McGaskey, Director of the Convention and Entertainment Facilities, stated that this ordinance would allow the city to enter into an agreement with Green Wave Technology to supply the utilities needed for conventions and events at Bartle Hall and Municipal Auditorium. The company would be supplying internet hookup, telephone hookup, electrical and water hookups for the customers. Capital Electric previously supplied these services. Green Wave had been awarded the contract in 2009. Councilwoman Hermann asked if some type of check list could be prepared for use to make sure that all information had been received by potential vendors. Cedric Rowan, General Services, stated that the department does indeed use a check list when bids are received. Because of some controversial issues, the bid was thrown out and re-bid with a new panel making the selection. Green Wave as chosen again to be the supplier for these services.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Sharp
Nays: 0

100047
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to present a report on the current structure of City revenues.  


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Councilwoman Cindy Circo testified before the committee on this resolution. She stated that the resolution was drafted in an attempt to find other revenue sources for the city in the event the earnings tax revenue disappears. The resolution just asks the City Manager to look at other revenue streams that might be available. She also stated that she hoped that other councilmembers would agree to co-sponsor the resolution. There were already seven councilmembers committed to the resolution at the time of the meeting.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Sharp
Nays: 0

100052
RESOLUTION - Authorizing the City Attorney to take any legal actions he determines appropriate to challenge the lawfulness of any initiative petitions that would impact the City’s ability to continue its earnings and profits tax.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
City Attorney Galen Beaufort stated that the resolution was created in order to receive guidance from the council on how to proceed with legal action(s) in the event the initiatives to repeal the city's earnings tax become reality. Mr. Beaufort stated that there were at least ten initiative petitions that had been filed in Jefferson City and considered within the last month. Some of the petitions affected Kansas City while still others were for St. Louis. Councilwoman Marcason stated that even though some of the initiatives were for St. Louis, there would only be a time before Kansas City would be facing the same issues. All avenues needed to be looked at on these issues. Councilwoman Brooks asked staff to prepare a report showing how the tax was being used in Kansas City. She also asked for a report on what the impact would be on city services
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, 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 (1/27/2010)"
Councilwoman Hermann stated that she planned to call this item from the floor during the Council Legislative Session to have it held off the docket.

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


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (1/27/2010)"

090988
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by enacting a new section to be known as Section 2-53, Limitation on contributions for Mayor and Council elections.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (1/27/2010)"

100027
Stating the intent of the Council regarding the site formerly occupied by the Municipal Correctional Institute; estimating revenue from the AT&T Landline Municipal Tax Settlement in the amount of $1,852,872.00 in the General Fund and appropriating it for work on the Municipal Correctional Institute site; and designating requisitioning authority.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (1/27/2010)"
 
 Consideration of Semi-Annual Docket Items. The following items were recommended for release from the Semi-Annual Docket: 071342, 080550, 081275 and 090058. 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.