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Last Published: 6/29/2006 10:17:14 AM
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
 

060671
Authorizing a $2,000,000.00 agreement with the Jackson County Sports Complex Authority from the Convention and Tourism Fund to be used in connection with the Harry S. Truman Sports Complex.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Heather Brown, Law Department,explained that the ordinance was for the purpose of transferring funds in the amount of two million dollars to allow for repairs to the Sports Complex. The is an annual housekeeping measure and there was no public testimony and no additional questions from the committee.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060672
Authorizing an amendment to a lease with Cingular for cellular equipment located at approximately 27th and Van Brunt.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Edgar Jordan, Property Allocation, stated that the ordinance would amend the current lease and allow for upgraded additional equipment and to collect rent for the tower from Cingular. The existing lease allows free air time instead of rent to be collected from Cingular. At the time the existing lease was negotiated the carrier was to provide the police and fire departments and established amount of air time and phone use in exchange for putting the tower at 27th & Van Brunt. Those terms are outdated and the amended lease would allow the City to collect rent in the amount of $1250.00 per month with a 15% increase at the time of option renewal. Also the amendment will allow Cingular to add equipment which will allow for full utilization of the telecommunications site.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060676
Reducing an appropriation in the amount of $160,000.00 in the Capital Improvements Sales Tax Fund; appropriating it to the Development NC 3 account of the Capital Improvements Sales Tax Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Clyde Page, testified regarding the ordinance that would reappropriated funding in the third district contingency account of the Capital Improvement Sales Tax Fund for capital improvements in the third council district. This ordinance would move $160,000 of these funds to an account in the City Planning and Development Department for construction through a cooperative agreement with the American Jazz Museum.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060691
Establishing the Wastewater Series 2006A Revenue Project Fund; estimating revenues in the amount of $26,355,000.00 in the Wastewater Series 2006A Revenue Project Fund and appropriating the same; designating requisitioning authority; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon project completion; and declaring the City’s intent to reimburse itself from bond proceeds; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Randy Landes, Finance Department, testified regarding the wastewater 2006a revenue project fund. Estimated revenue is $26,355,000.00. Dr. eddy congratulated Frank Poggie on the award for best water and the progress being made to keep the water quality and service above average.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060693
Estimating and appropriating $253,320.00 in the Downtown Parking Fund, representing receipts from the 300 Wyandotte Garage; authorizing expenditure of up to $46,620.00 of such funds; authorizing the First Amendment to the Intergovernmental Cooperative Agreement with the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City, Missouri dated April 28, 2004; accepting assignment of the Parking Garage Management Agreement between the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority and Opus Northwest Management, LLC; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Randy Landes, Finance Department and Anderson Moore both testified stated that much is being done to improve the parking situation in downtown Kansas City and to generate new revenue. There was brief discussion on the efforts being made to increase revenue and the committee commended Anderson Moore on the job that he is doing. Micheal Rodgers,Citizen, stated that he was concerned with the lack of handicapped parking near the venues and business in the downtown area. Mr. Moore reassured him that he will address that issue.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060646
Authorizing the Director of Finance to enter into a Financing and Cooperative Agreement with the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri, to provide additional tax increment financing revenues from Projects 3, 4, 5A, 5B and 6 of the North Oak Tax Increment Financing Plan for additional improvements in the redevelopment area.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (7/5/2006)"
This item was held until 7/5/06.

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 (7/5/2006)"
This item was held until 7/5/06. There were a number of Landlords and renters that testified all seemed to oppose the ordinance in its current form. There will be continued testimony on this item.
 
 Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present a scope statement regarding the Sales Tax Follow-up Audit. Staff from the Finance Department will give the Monthly Financial Report (Budgetary Basis) for the period ended April 30, 2006. Gary Morris, Finance Deaprtment,There is a hand-out on file in the City Clerk's Office. 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.