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Last Published: 7/27/2010 3:07:47 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - DEB HERMANN, JAN MARCASON, SHARON SANDERS BROOKS, RUSS JOHNSON
Out:1 - BETH GOTTSTEIN
 
 
 Budget Implementation Discussion (This will be discussed at the beginning of the meeting). Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, presented the first quarter Analysis of Projected Revenue and Expenditures. Potential shortfalls were identified and relayed to the committee. Overall, a decline in revenues is being attributed to the weak economy. (A copy of the analysis report is on file in the Office of the City Clerk.)

090857
Approving and authorizing settlement of the lawsuit styled Kim Johnson v. City of Kansas City, Missouri v. New Landmark Church, Case No. 0816-CV08272.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
This item was discussed in closed session then voted on.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks
Nays: 0

090868
(Sub.)
Reestimating prior year revenues in the amount of $7,202,095.45 in the Capital Improvements Fund; and reducing appropriations in the amount of $5,079,568.77 in certain projects in the Capital Improvements Fund in order to close projects.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (10/21/2009)"
This item was held one week.

090873
(Sub.)
Reducing an appropriation in the Capital Improvements Fund in the amount of $529,500.00 and appropriating it to accounts in the Capital Improvements Fund for projects in the First Council District; reducing street resurfacing in the General Fund and reappropriating for street resurfacing in the Capital Improvements Fund; authorizing the Director of Finance to transfer expenditures to the Capital Improvements Fund; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Pat Klein, Budget Office, testified that the funds were needed to complete four projects in the First District. The money is coming from the Neighborhood Sales Tax account.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, 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 (10/21/2009)"
This item was held one week.

090829
(Sub.)
Reducing two accounts in the total amount of $178,000 and appropriating it to two accounts in the Capital Improvements Fund for street resurfacing; reducing those accounts in the same amount and appropriating it to the General Fund for nuisance abatement in the 3rd and 6th Districts; authorizing the Director of Finance to transfer expenditures and encumbrances from the General Fund to the Capital Improvements Fund for this purpose.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (10/21/2009)"
Councilwoman Hermann stated that the staff had given previous testimony on this ordinance and stated that the City Manager was asked to find alternative funding for the weed mowing. She asked for any public testimony on this item. The following people testified in support of having the city mow the weeds on vacate lots and vacate properties within the city: Jessie Jefferson, Ivanhoe Council Ester Pershaw, Boston Heights Peter Hughes, Center City Neighborhood Joyce Riley, East 23rd Street Association
 
 Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present the Performance Audit: The City Could Do More to Reduce the Risk of FMLA Abuse. This item was held one week. The Monthly Financial Report for August, 2009 will be presented. This item was held one week. The following ARTS Reports will be presented: Community Improvement District Reporting Needs Improvement. This item was held one week. City Clerk Vickie Thompson and Jim Hedstrom, City Planning and Development, made the presentation to the committee regarding the recommendations made by the City Auditor's Office. Ms. Thompson stated that several programs had been implemented since the audit had come out. The Clerk's Office was in the process of updating the LUSI system in order to identify the CID's and their activity with a report specifically for CIDs. Notices had been sent out to the CIDs informing them of the filing requirements and due dates. The Clerk's office also notifies the Council, by way of communications, of the receipt of information from the various CIDs. Terrence Nash, citizen, had questions and concerns regarding the filing of documents by the various CIDs. He also stated that he was having a hard time finding information regarding CIDs on the Clerk's website. Councilwoman Hermann stated that she wanted this item returned to committee in 30 days for a followup presentation. Tax Increment Financing Follow-Up. This item was held. 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.