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Last Published: 2/21/2007 9:42:29 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
 

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 (2/1/2006)"

060079
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim by the Trustee for the East Meyer Community Association against the City of Kansas City, Missouri, in Case No. 05-04070-DRD.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
This item was discussed in Closed Session.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060080
Estimating and appropriating $220,000.00 in General Fund Property Taxes for Police Department holiday costs; appropriating $830,000.00 from the Contingent Appropriation for Police Department vehicle fuel and; recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Troy Schutle, Budget Director, explained that the ordinance would provide for the cost increase for fueling police vehicles as well as for the pay associated with the additional holiday granted to City employees( the day after Thanksgiving). The Chief of Police was present for questions. There was no public testimony or questions from the committee.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, 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 "HOLD ON AGENDA (2/1/2006)"

Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, 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 "HOLD ON AGENDA (2/1/2006)"

Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, 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 "HOLD ON AGENDA (2/1/2006)"

Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, 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 "HOLD ON AGENDA (2/1/2006)"

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

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 (2/1/2006)"

Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Fairfield
Nays: 0
 
 There will be a Closed Session to discuss a legal matter pursuant to RSMO 610.021(1).
 
 Roll was called and a motion to go into Closed Session was moved and seconded.
 
 Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present a scope statement on their "Review of the Submitted Budget for Fiscal Year 2007".
 
 Mark Funkhouser, City Auditor, testified regarding the submitted budget for the fiscal year 07. He stated that there were several issues of concern that have been identified. 1. Inadequate maintenance of Capital assets. 2. Limited financial flexibility. 3. Inadequate fund balances. 4. Weak revenue growth. 4. Uncertainties about Federal and State financial conditions. He also reviewed some of the recommendations and reviewed what his department planned to study for the year. (handout on file in the City Clerk's Office)
 
 Staff from the City Clerk's Office will present training for paperless committee meetings.
 
 Millie Crossland,City Clerk,explained that in an effort to reduces cost, eliminate duplication of work and to move into a more efficient and technically advanced process for committee meetings she had been working with staff to use the existing system (LUSI) to project the image of the committee agenda and attachments so that the audience could see what ordinance was being discussed. The committee would be able to see recommendation as they were being entered. The Finance and Audit committee will be the first committee to use this technology, so the committee was encourage to give their feedback. Dr. Eddy stated that he look forward to the change and thought that it was a very good idea and hoped that it would prove to be the efficient, cost saving method that he believed it would be.