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Last Published: 10/25/2005 11:09:47 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - JIM ROWLAND, TROY NASH, TERRY RILEY, JOHN FAIRFIELD
 

051213
Levying taxes for the Fiscal Year 2005-2006 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, 2005; providing for the extension of such levies by the Commissioner of Accounts; and authorizing the collection thereof by the City Treasurer.


BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Councilman Brooks, introduced Hilda Fuentz, Director of Samuel Rodgers Health Center and Mrs. Hughes also of Samuel Rodgers Health Center. He added that both women had worked long and hard making the center a viable place in the community. Hilda Fuentez stated that the center had seen an increase in the number of indigent residents that received care at the center. Due to that increase she is requesting that the committee approve the ordinance that would allow the Director of Health with the concurrence of the Budget Officer to modify the payment schedule to accelerate or decelerate payments to the vendors for the center. By doing so it would allow a smoother transition to meet payroll and care deliver.
Ayes: 4 - Rowland, Nash, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

051233
Authorizing a First Amendment to a contract with Samuel Rodgers Health Center providing primary and dental health care services to indigent residents of the City that will allow the Director of Health, with the concurrence of the Budget Officer, to modify the payment schedule to accelerate or decelerate payments with notice given to the City Manager, Mayor and City Council.


BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Councilman Brooks, introduced Hilda Fuentz, Director of Samuel Rodgers Health Center and Mrs. Hughes also of Samuel Rodgers Health Center. He added that both women had worked long and hard making the center a vaiable place in the community. Hilda Fuentez stated that the center had seen an increase in the number of indigent residents that received care at the the center. Due to that increase she is requesting that the committee approve the ordinance that would allow the Director of Health with the concurrence of the Budget Officer to modify the payment schedule to accelerate or delecerate payments to the vendors for the center. By doing so it would allow a smoother transition to meet payroll and care deliever.
Ayes: 4 - Rowland, Nash, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

050715
Amending Article VIII of the Administrative Code of Kansas City, Missouri, relating to the Classification and Compensation Plan, by repealing Section 2-1078, and adopting in lieu thereof a new section of like number, which modifies the current monthly minimum and maximum salary range to reflect the accurate pay range for the Deputy Fire Chief and the monthly maximum salary for the Construction Code Inspector Supervisor and Airport Police Lieutenant.


BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Gary O Bannon, explained that the ordinance would correct some language. The ordinance would basically allow for modification in current monthly compensation for the deputy fire chief, construction code inspector supervisor and airport police lieutenant.
Ayes: 4 - Rowland, Nash, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

051043
Amending Article VIII of the Administrative Code of Kansas City, Missouri, relating to the Classification and Compensation Plan, by adding policy language to Section 2-1086 addressing the approval authority and application of compensation plans for On-Call Pay.


BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (10/25/2005)"
Gary O Bannon, Human Resources was present to answer questions. The committee agreed to hold the item until the next committee meeting.
Ayes: 4 - Rowland, Nash, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

051069
Amending Chapter 64, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 64-161, “Prohibited acts, exceptions, and fees”, of Article V, “Obstructions and Encroachments” and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter which prohibits the future construction of aerial walkways over public streets and sidewalks.


BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (10/25/2005)"
Eric Bosch, Architectural Services, stated that there was some concerns expressed by the mayor and other council members regarding the safety and practicality of skywalks. He said that it was the opinion of some that skywalks would detracts from the urban/street atmosphere that is more favorable to vendors, restaurants etc. There was considerable discussion from all the committee members on wither skywalks should or should be apart of the Kansas City skyline in the future. The issue is the fact that skywalks may keep or impede pedestrian from enjoying and taking advantage of street level stores, exhibits etc and in the process lower revenue for the city. Councilman Nash pointed out that it would be an issue because he believed most shopping and people who frequent the downtown area are those person that have destinations in mind. There was some discussion on amending the ordinance to include language that would not be as restrictive, banding skywalks all together. It was the consensus of the committee to hold the item until the City Attorney had a chance to draft language for a possible amendment.
Ayes: 4 - Rowland, Nash, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0
 
 There will be a general discussion regarding current Budget and Audit issues.
 
 Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present a scope statement on ERP Post - Implementation.
 
  Mark Funkhouser,City Auditor, said that the city is currently spending an estimated 25.8 Million dollars to upgrade, streamline or integrate management systems. Including Peoplesoft, Human Resources management software, fleet management, performance management tool and revenue system software. It is the opinion of the city auditor that in addition to the system upgrades there will need to be competent and empowered staff, good leadership and an environment the fosters trust and risk resolution. It stated that the ERP had two basic goals. To determine if Peoplesoft would enable the city to improve its financial and human resources management and if not to identify the barriers and address them. He added that another scope statement would come before the committee in January of 2006.
 
 There will be a presentation of the Consolidations and the new Capital Improvement Financing.
 
 Troy Schuttle, Finance, testified regarding the city consolidations. (handout on file) He stated that there were nine approved consolidation and eight consolidation that are underway that began May, 2005. There are five pending consolidations. He stated that current achievements include all development related positions have been consolidated under City Planning, reallocation of existing city vehicles, standardized vehicle maintenance, development of standard customer service procedures, cross training of solid waste staff for CDL( snow removal). There is ongoing discussion with police department for back office and administrative functions. There are several problem areas that include, logistics, charter issues, inter-departmental coordination and intra-departmental coordination.