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Last Published: 2/21/2007 10:37:13 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - CHARLES EDDY
Present:3 - ALVIN BROOKS, TERRY RILEY, JOHN FAIRFIELD
Excused:1 - BILL SKAGGS
 

061056
Establishing a period of revenue tax amnesty; defining provisions for eligibility; authorizing the waiver of penalties and interest on revenue taxes during the amnesty period; and authorizing the Director of Finance to administer the program.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (10/11/2006)"
This item was held until 10/11/2006.

061069
Estimating revenues in the total amount of $16,822,133 and appropriating a total of $20,016,325.00 in various funds for debt repayments.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Troy Schulte, testified that the ordinance was for allocating additional special assessment revenues for the Chouteau-1-35 and 108th and Cookingham, 909 Tower and HOK, Plaza Colonade Neighborhood Improvement District. The ordinance also appropriates additional revenues for the PC Life Cycle Program. The total estimated revenue amount is $18,512,530.00.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

061072
Reducing the transfer to the General Debt and Interest Fund appropriation in the General Fund in the amount of $1,500,000.00; appropriating $1,500,000.00 for capital maintenance needs; and establishing requisitioning authority.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Troy Schulte,testified that the ordinance would allow for transfer to the general debt and interest funds in the amount of 1,500,000.00.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

061074
(Sub.)
Authorizing two amendments totaling $700,000.00 to Contract No. 631010-01 with Trozzolo Creative Resources, Inc. for purposes of developing a Citywide community marketing program and a public awareness program associated with the revenue tax amnesty period.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (10/11/2006)"
This item was held until 10/11/2006.

060795
(Sub.)
 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 (10/11/2006)"
Dorothy Campbell, Law Department, explained the 2nd substitute that she was submitting for the committees review. It would change the dollar amounts of contributions for Mayor and Council elections, contributions for mayor at 2,500, councilpersons at large at 2,000 and in district council person at 1,000. The was discussion regarding language for submitting disclosure statements and issue that could arise that the ethics commission would address. There was discussion about the process that would govern complaints to the ethics commission and how violation would be address. The committee agreed to hold the item for further changes suggested by the committee. A handout is on file in the City Clerk's Office.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060953
(Sub.)
Amending Section 2-1081, Code of Ordinances, to remove the automatic 4% annual raises for municipal judges and to provide for raises to match increases when salary ranges for management-exempt City employees are raised or general cost of living increases are given to management-exempt City employees.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (11/29/2006)"
This item was held off the agenda for 6 weeks until 11-29-2006.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060972
Approving certain amendments in connection with the Kansas City Municipal Assistance Corporation Leasehold Revenue Refunding and Improvement Bonds, Series 2006A; approving and authorizing certain documents and actions relating to the amendments; reducing the appropriation in the Bartle Hall Renovations account and transferring $260,000.00 to an account for another project.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (10/11/2006)"
There was no testimony, this item was held until 10-11-2006.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

061034
(Sub.)
Amending Article VIII of the Administrative Code of Kansas City, Missouri, relating to the Classification and Compensation Plan, by repealing Sections 2-1075, 2-1078, and 2-1086, enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like numbers which provides for changes to the pay grades of those positions covered by Local 42, International Association of Fire Fighters and creates a new top step and two extended service steps for the Deputy Fire Chief classification.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Gary O'Bannon, Human Resources, testified that the ordinance addressed the compensation for Locql Union 42 position Deputy Fire Chief and the extented service steps. He added that issues had been addressed in the memorandum of understanding and in a previous ordinance that related to other city employees compensation. He submitted a substitute that is on file in the City Clerk's Office.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

061047
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Formally establishing a financial policy for the City of Kansas City Missouri to address the direct and indirect allocation of costs incurred for City capital improvement projects.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (10/11/2006)"
Troy Schulte, Budget Office, explained the resolution adding the process of cost and allocation reporting. Councilman Fairfield added his concern that some projects are still going over budget and/or delayed. Councilwoman Herman was present to testify regarding the resolution, she agrees with Troy Schulte's assessment of the process and the procedure. There was some general discussion regarding establishing and refining the process of cost overruns and allocations reporting. The held was held for one week for further review.
 
 The Finance and Audit Committee may hold Closed Sessions pursuant to Sections RSMo 610.021 (1), (2), and (3) respectively to discuss legal, real estate or personnel matters. THERE WAS NO CLOSED SESSION. Staff from the City Auditor's Office will bring back previously issued reports on "Illegal Dumping" for discussion. Dr. Funkhouser, City Audit, testified regarding his suggestion to issue permits for haulers and persons dumping waste. He and staff testified regarding audits done in previous years. regarding illegal dumping ( see page 11 of report on file in City Clerks Office). He reviewed actions taken by departments or actions he thoughta they should take to help eliminate illegal dumping.