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Last Published: 10/8/2009 10:41:18 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - JAN MARCASON
Present:3 - SHARON SANDERS BROOKS, BETH GOTTSTEIN, RUSS JOHNSON
Excused:1 - DEB HERMANN
 
 
 Budget Implementation Discussion (This will be discussed at the beginning of the meeting). City Manager Wayne Cauthen stated that as of Friday, the International Affairs Office would no longer operate out of City Hall. The Aim-4-Peace program had received a grant that would take the organization through December, 2009. They were still waiting to hear from other sources regarding possible grants. They are being housed in the Water Services Department building. The Youth Advocacy Office is presently funded with none of the funding coming from the City. Councilman Johnson wanted the Budget Office to explain how funds would be used. Councilwoman Gottstein asked that there be an entire session spent on discussing Debt Service. Councilwoman Sanders Brooks asked that committee members tune in to Channel 9 to watch a report on Contractors and Public Projects, A City Report.

090625
Approving a settlement agreement with AT&T/SBC Landline in the amount of $10,705,989.35 and authorizing the City Attorney to execute the necessary documents.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Bill Geary, Assistant City Attorney, testified that this was a onetime payment for the landline settlement from a lawsuit filed against AT&T in St. Louis, Mo. The payment should be coming to the city in December.
Ayes: 4 - Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

090626
Appropriating $516,713.48 to various accounts in the MDFB Loan-Harley Davidson Fund (No. 3260); estimating $127,997.48 in revenue in the General Fund; designating requisitioning authority; and authorizing the Director of Finance to close the MDFB Loan-Harley Davidson Fund.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, explained that this was a housekeeping ordinance that would allow the City to pay off debt from the Harley Davidson bond fund and close the account. Any surplus funds would be placed in the General Fund.
Ayes: 4 - Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

090633
Reducing the Contingent Appropriation in the General Fund by $1,200,000.00; and appropriating $1,200,000.00 in the General Fund to the Apartment Rebate Program.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (8/5/2009)"

090641
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim for a workers’ compensation benefit filed by Charles Inzerillo for injuries resulting from an accident on February 20, 2006, 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 - Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
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 (8/5/2009)"

090553
(Sub.)
Reducing and reallocating an appropriation in the General Fund in the amount of $225,000.00 for the operation of recycling drop-off centers; and authorizing a one-year renewal of the recycling drop-off centers management and environmental education agreement with Bridging the Gap.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (8/5/2009)"

090601
Reducing an appropriation in the 2007A GO Bond Fund in the amount of $1,000,000.00 and appropriating it to an account in the 2007A GO Bond Fund for the structural repairs to the American Royal Arena Facility - Exhibition Hall.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, explained that the ordinance would allow for building repairs. The City is reallocating savings to the project and has the approval of PIAC. Robert Rives, General Services, stated that the funds were to be used to stabilize the south side of the American Royal Arena Facility.
Ayes: 4 - Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

090615
(Sub.)
Cancelling the City Council standing committee meetings and legislative and business sessions scheduled for the week of August 17, 2009.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Councilwoman Hermann stated that Councilman Skaggs had requested the time so that people could take vacations before school started. She also stated that he had gotten positive feedback from council members supporting this ordinance. All other committee members were not supportive of the date and wanted a chance to confer with other council members about their calendars. A committee substitute with a change in the date was offered up for consideration.
Ayes: 4 - Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0
 
 There will be a discussion regarding Communication between Council and staff. This item had previously been discussed was taken off the agenda. 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.