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Last Published: 8/2/2006 9:37:52 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - CHARLES EDDY
Present:3 - ALVIN BROOKS, BILL SKAGGS, JOHN FAIRFIELD
Excused:1 - TERRY RILEY
 

060796
COMMUNICATION - Notice received from the Bond Financial Advisory Committee regarding Resolution 06/12/06.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (8/2/2006)"
This item was held until 8/2/2006

060777
RESOLUTION - Endorsing the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement and directing the City Manager and the City’s Chief Environmental Officer to undertake a Climate Protection Planning Process for the City of Kansas City, Missouri.


OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "REFERRED TO OPERATIONS COMMITTEE"
A Representative from the Environmental Management Department was present to testfy on the ordinance. He give an overview and explained the substitution that would delete section two. The ordinance was referred to Operations Committee.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060778
Authorizing a $371,103.00 Construction Management Services Contract with McCown Gordon Construction, LLC for Project No. 890617502; authorizing the City Manager to expend $371,103.00 for the project; and designating requisitioning authority.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Eric Bosch, Public Works, explained that the City Hall safety improvement plan would beginning to more forward pending the approval of this ordinance. Councilman Eddy and Mr. Bosch confirmed that the WBE/MBE goals of 13/18 were set for the project and were currently at 13/9.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060779
Authorizing a $155,000.00 First Amendment to a contract with Terracon Consultants, Inc., Project No. 284-03030-4A for the Bartle Ballroom Expansion project; and authorizing the City Manager to expend $155,000.00 for the amendment.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
A representative from the Convention and Vistors was present to comment on the improvements and expansion to the Ballroom and also the 1st amendment to the contract with Terracon.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060780
Authorizing the Director of Finance to proceed with the development of financing for the Citywide PC Life Cycle Program under a Master Lease Purchase Agreement with Koch Financial Corporation; and to execute any and all documents and agreements necessary; authorizing the Director of Information Technology to use all available balances and encumbrances in the PC Life Cycle account of the Equipment Lease Capital Acquisition Fund; and declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself from lease purchase proceeds for certain expenditures.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
David Mitchell, Finance Department, stated that the ordinance would allow for the financing related to the PC Lifecycle program and master lease puchase agreement with Koch Financial. The total contract amount is 1.8 million dollars.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060781
Transferring appropriations between business units by reducing certain appropriations in the Public Safety Sales Tax Fund and appropriating $2,211,894.00 to the New Police Academy account.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
This ordinance approves the transferring between business units $2,211,894.00 for the New Police Academy account.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060783
Authorizing a $1,055,000.00 Amendment No. 1 to a contract with Jun Kaneko for Project No. 89061-28401–1% for Art–Bartle Hall and the expenditure of previously appropriated funds in the amount of $1,055,000.00.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Porter Arneil, Public Arts, explained that the ordinance was for the 1% for Art-Bartle Hall and contract with Artist Jun Kaneko. Mr. Arneil briefly descripted the landscraping and art planned for the project and give some information about the artist. Members of the artist selection committee were present and testified that they had reviewed the artist and their prospecitve plan and believe that they have made the right selection in Jun Kaneko.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060784
(Sub.)
Authorizing reconstruction of sidewalks, curbs, driveway entrances, and appurtenances various streets in Council District 4; reducing and appropriating $293,957.00 from the Revolving Public Improvement Fund; authorizing the Director of Public Works to expend $293,957.00 for the project; authorizing assessment of the costs against the properties benefitted; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Stan Harris, Director of Public Works, explained that this ordinance and 060785 addressed the sidewalk, curb, driveways and entrances improvements priorily in the 4th district. The improvements were already underway.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060785
(Sub.)
Authorizing reconstruction of sidewalks, curbs, driveway entrances, and appurtenances in various locations in all Council Districts; appropriating $349,130.00 from the Revolving Public Improvement Fund; authorizing the Director of Public Works to expend $349,130.00 for the various projects; authorizing assessment of the costs against the properties benefitted; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
See ordinance 060784.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060786
Authorizing a $1,325,000.00 contract with Chris Doyle for Project No. 89061 31001–1% for Art–Sprint Arena and the expenditure of previously appropriated funds in the amount of $1,325,000.00.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Porter Arneil, Public Arts, explained that the ordinance approved the 1% for Art Sprint Arena expenditures and contract with Chris Doyle. He discussed briefly the artist vision for the space. A representative from Sprint was present and expressed excitement about the project.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060790
Transferring project appropriations in the Capital Improvements Fund to adjust funding for Old Santa Fe Trail construction and designating requisitioning authority.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Dan Witt, CIMO, stated that the ordinance allowed for transferring funds for the Old Santa Fe Trail construction project.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060791
Authorizing the Director of Finance to enter into Amendment No. 2 to an agreement with Tshibanda & Associates, LLC in the amount of $1,271,430.00 to establish an external audit function for tax collection, develop processes and procedures for a one-time voluntary compliance program and re-engineer the city’s procurement to pay business processes.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"

Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060792
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Designating the projects to be funded by the second series of general obligation bond proceeds authorized by the April 6, 2004, vote of the people of Kansas City for deferred capital maintenance and basic capital infrastructure; stating the Council’s intention regarding funding of certain partially funded projects.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Patrick Klein, PIAC, said that this ordinance would allow the continued infrastructure improvements that had been partial funded. Councilwoman McFadden-Weaver expressed concern about improvements for the 3rd district, Jackie Powell director of the Mohart Center said that she and others were grateful for the improvements that had been done to the center and invited the committee and council to meet in the centers new and improved facility. Councilman Skaggs voted Nay.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Fairfield
Nays: 1 - Skaggs

060795
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 (8/2/2006)"
This item was held until 8/2/2006

060636
Estimating and appropriating $200,000.00 in the Convention and Tourism Fund.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (8/2/2006)"
This item was held until 8/2/2006

060664
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on November 7, 2006, a question authorizing the City Council to establish by ordinance a program to regulate residential rental businesses; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election not later than August 29, 2006.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (8/2/2006)"
Dave Park,Neighborhood and Community Services, and Councilwoman McFadden-Weaver were present to testify regarding the ordinance. They both expressed concerns about absentee owned properties and the high incidents in the third district. Mr. Park added that the substitution for the ordinance would eliminate fees for registered rental businesses that passed inspection. The committee agreed that there was still discussion that should take place before they could comfortably passed the ordinance. They agreed to hold for one week.
 
 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 no Closed Session.