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Last Published: 2/21/2007 9:43:57 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
 

060130
(Sub.)
Amending Article VIII of the Administrative Code of Kansas City, Missouri, relating to the Classification and Compensation Plan, by repealing Sections 2-1075, 2-1076, 2-1077, 2-1078, 2-1079, 2-1080 and 2-1086 and adopting in lieu thereof new sections of like numbers, which modifies language related to classified employees considered non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act who are not covered by the Memorandums of Understanding with Local-500 AFSCME, Local-42 IAFF, or Local-3808 IAFF and who receive at least a “meets expectations” overall rating on their employee appraisal report shall receive an increase in accordance with the Compensation Plan for Non-exempt Employees and creates a new Taxpayer Specialist and Taxpayer Specialist Supervisor job classification and creates a new broadband pay grade of L-Ib for the Taxpayer Specialist.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Gary O'Bannon, Human Resources, explained that the ordinance would amend Article VIII allow two new classifications Taxpayer Specialist and Taxpayer Specialist Supervisor.

060136
Establishing the Series 2005 300 Wyandotte Parking Garage (“HOK Parking Garage”) Project Bond Fund and Series 2005 HOK Parking Garage Debt Fund; estimating bond proceeds and transfer from Capital Improvement Fund in the amount of $8,255,000.00 in the 2005 HOK Parking Garage Project Bond Fund and appropriating the same; estimating revenue in the Series 2005 HOK Parking Garage Debt Fund in the amount of $18,723.00 representing accrued interest; estimating bond proceeds and appropriating $142,904,500 and $295,500 in the Kansas City Downtown Arena Project, Series C and Series D Funds, respectively, designating requisitioning authorities; and authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon completion.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Randy Landes, Finance Department, stated that the ordinance was a good house-keeping measure. It would allow the appropriation of funds for the HOK Parking Garage at 300 Wyandotte as well as funds for the Downtown arena project.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060139
(Sub.)
Estimating revenue in the amount of $346,786.38 in the Capital Improvements Fund; appropriating it to the Parks and Recreation Environmental Remediation Projects account in the Capital Improvements Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Randy Landes, Finance Department, testified that there was a substitution for the ordinance that would correct the estimated revenue amount from $248,827.08 to $358,827.08. The Park and Recreation Department will be able to move forward with remediation projects such and four MO Petroleum Storage Tanks in various parks.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060141
Authorizing the Director of Finance to accept the proposal of Koch Financial Corporation to finance the acquisition and implementation of the PeopleSoft Customer Relationship Management System to be used by the Information Technology Department, in an approximate principal amount not to exceed $5,294,127.00; executing any and all documents and agreements necessary for the financing under a Master Lease Purchase Agreement; estimating and appropriating lease proceeds in accounts as specifically set forth in the ordinance; declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself from the lease purchase proceeds for certain expenditures; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon project completion; designating requisitioning authorities; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Randy Landes, Finance Department and Earnest Rouse both testified regarding the proposed agreement with Koch Financial to finance the acquistion of hardware and software as well as the intergretion of services for the 311 call center to be located at Oak Tower. There was some discussion of how the 911, 311 and 211 systems would work and interface with one another. Troy Schulte, Budget Office, explained the distribution of funds over time for the project and added that there would be no immediate payment necessary. Councilman Fairfield suggested that there be a follow-up report on the progress of the system and trainees' as they more forward. Mr. Rouse added that the end resolve of adding the new 311 will be a more streamlined information flow for citizens and a relief of lost calls,citizen complaints and fewer non-emergency calls to 911.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060146
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Mark Tolbert, Sr., et al. v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, et al., Case No. 03CV237058.


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

060154
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Chief Information Officer to execute a contract with Unisys Corporation in an amount not to exceed $2,840,376.00, including contingencies, payable from previously appropriated funds for implementation of a 3-1-1 non-emergency call center to provide a single point of contact for citizens seeking services or information from the City.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (2/15/2006)"
This item was held until 2/15/06.

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 "HOLD ON AGENDA (2/15/2006)"
This item was held until 2/15/06.

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 "HOLD ON AGENDA (2/15/2006)"
This item was held until 2/15/06.

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 "HOLD ON AGENDA (2/15/2006)"
This item was held until 2/15/06.

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 "HOLD ON AGENDA (2/15/2006)"
This item was held until 2/15/06.

051256
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on April 4, 2006, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City to permit the removal of property not exceeding one acre devoted to park property forever from the parks system by ordinance; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or after January 20, 2006, but not later than January 24, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (2/15/2006)"
This item was held until 2/15/06.

060075
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into a First Amendment with Trigen-Missouri Energy Corporation to provide additional cooling capacity associated with Bartle Hall Expansion; and authorizing the Director of Convention and Entertainment Centers to expend funds for the increased cooling capacity cost.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/8/2006)"
This item was held until 3/8/06.
 
 There will be a Closed Session to discuss a legal matter pursuant to RSMo 610.021(1).
 
 Item 060146 approving a settlement of a lawsuit entitled Mark Tolbert Sr. vs. City of Kansas City, Mo. was agreed upon and discussed in Closed Session.
 
 Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present a performance audit of Police Department Property and Evidence.
 
 Brandon Hanes, City Auditor's Office was present to present the performance audit regarding the Police Department Property and Evidendce. Deputy Chief Wipple, Police Department, was also present to help with presentation and answer questions. Mr. Hanes, stated that after the initial physical audit it was find that all evidence was accounted for. There was however and area of concern with the air quality in the evidence unit. There was poor ventilation, no climate control. The employees of the unit have a higher incident of sick time and unscheduled time off. They complain of headaches, coughing and fatique. There were threee main recommendations to the Police Department : 1. The City Manager should ensure teh roof over the police warehouse is repaired. 2. The Chief of Police should allow the city to provide the Police Department with network and PC support services. 3. The Chief of Police should establish an indoor air quality plan.