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Last Published: 5/16/2006 2:06:13 PM
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
 

060462
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim for a workers compensation benefits filed by Phillip Slatier for injuries resulting from an accident on September 2, 2002, while employed by the City.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
This item was discussed in Closed Session.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060471
(Sub.)
Authorizing the execution of a three year contract between Kansas City, Missouri and the Metropolitan Ambulance Service Trust and the expenditure of previously appropriated funds in an amount not to exceed $2,207,252.50.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Brett Robinson, Sr. Properties Specialist, testified that the ordinance would authorize the execution of a service agreement between The City of Kansas City, MO and MAST. It would also authorize execution of Non-municipal agency funding. MAST would provide ambulance service to the Kansas City International Airport. It includes a three year agreement with two one-year renewal options. This agreement will pay MAST $400,000 in the first year and will increase the annual compensation up to 5% for each contract year thereafter, based upon the CPI-U published by the US Department of labor. He added that the affirmative action plan was last approved by the Human Relations Department on 3/16/06.

060483
Approving the issuance of Tax-Exempt Revenue Bonds (Kansas City Downtown Arena Project) Series 2006E by The Industrial Development Authority of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $30,000,000.00, as variable interest rate demand bonds and/or fixed interest rate bonds in one or more series, to provide funds to finance a portion of the costs of constructing and equipping of a downtown arena; and authorizing and approving certain documents and actions in connection with the issuance of such bonds.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Randy Landes, Finance Department, explained that the ordinance was for the sale of bonds for the Sprint Arena. Rich Noll added that this would allow addition funding needed for curbs and sidewalks due to price increases.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

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 "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Bill Geary, Law Department, testified regarding this ordinance and three other charter related ordinances 051253,051254,051255. He review specific areas of interest for the Committee based on their earlier request. They included Recall petitions, terms limits, municipal judge retirement ages, ballot language, election dates etc. There was lengthy discussion regarding term limits the main issue was whether to eliminate term limits or to extend them to three terms. Councilman Riley suggested a substitution for the ordinance. The Committee agreed to pass the ordinance to the third reading docket to allow addition discussion rather then advance to the full Council at this time.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

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 "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
See companion ordinance 050953.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

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 "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
See companion ordinance 050953.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

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 "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
See companion ordinance 050953.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0
 
 The Finance and Audit committee may hold closed sessions pursuant to the Sections RSMO 610.021 (1), (2), and (3) respectively to discuss legal, real estate or personnel matters. There was a Closed Session to discuss item 060462 Staff from Finance Department will give a presentation on the following items: •Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the period ended April 30, 2005 •Management Letter for the period ended April 30, 2005 •Monthly Financial Reports (April, 2005 through February, 2006) Gary Morris and Deb Hinsverk of the Finance Department and Michelle Stromp from KPMG presented reports regarding the monthly audits. They discussed the issues of concern and recommendation from KPMG. Deb Hinsverk stated that the policies and procedures to addressed the recommendations from KPMG had all ready begun and the department would be closer to meeting expectation.