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Last Published: 10/15/2007 1:41:45 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:2 - CHARLES EDDY, TERRY RILEY
Excused:2 - ALVIN BROOKS, BILL SKAGGS
 

051140
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Vanessa Robinson, et al., v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, et al., Case No. 03CV221964; appropriating the sum of $295,000.00 to the Automobile Liability Claims Fund; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
This item was discussed in Closed Session and a recommendation to advance was moved and seconded.
Ayes: 2 - Eddy, Riley
Nays: 0

051163
Amending ordinances in connection with certain outstanding State Revolving Fund Program Bonds of the City and prescribing related matters.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Randy Landes, Finance Department, explained that the ordinance was for the purposes of changing some ordinance that relate to the way the City applies, issues and receives funding from State revolving funds. In essence it would allow the City to State Bond Funds.
Ayes: 2 - Eddy, Riley
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 (9/28/2005)"
Councilman Eddy opened the floor for public testimony regarding the two ordinances that relate to the charter changes. Linda Collen, Westside Neighborhood Association, opposes change to park district regulations. She would also like to see Neighborhood Community Services remain a separate department. She stated that she believed that by doing so it would allow neighborhood associations to have a more direct connection to the council and committees. Mark Espine, Citizen, said that he was concerned with the separation of so many election issues that would confuse voters. He did think that making the sale of park land issue a separate ballot item if need be would be a good idea. He said that in general he opposes the sale but would at least like it to go before the voters. He suggested that it might be a good idea to bulk larger areas of park land until the surround area would better suit the specific development requesting to purchase the park land. Bob Manns, President of Penn Valley Fitness and member of Friends of Penn Valley Park Association also opposes the sale of park land. Councilman Eddy stated that the committee would continue to hold these items on the agenda so that others would have a change to review, testified and make suggestion believe the committee attempted to finalize what would go before the voters.
Ayes: 2 - Eddy, Riley
Nays: 0

050992
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on November 8, 2005, three questions amending the Charter of Kansas City to extend term limits applicable to future Mayors and Councils from two to three consecutive terms, permitting recall of an official only when proponents of the recall identify specific reasons for the recall and requiring a majority vote to replace a recalled official, and increasing the mandatory retirement age of Municipal Judges from 65 to 70 years of age; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/28/2005)"
See ordinance 050953
Ayes: 2 - Eddy, Riley
Nays: 0

051128
Authorizing the Director of Finance to fund the construction of a Mexican Customs Facility under a Master Lease Purchase Agreement and/or Ground Lease Agreement with a municipal leasing institution in an amount not to exceed $2.500,000.00; estimating and appropriating revenues in the amount of $2,500,000.00 in the Equipment Lease Capital Acquisition Fund; stating the City’s intention regarding the source of repayment for the draw; designating requisitioning authority; declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself from the lease purchase proceeds for certain expenditures; setting forth the City’s commitment to provide paving work on the project site; and authorizing a Cooperative Agreement with Kansas City Smartport, Inc. for the development and operation of the customs facility.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Randy Landes, Finance Department Al Figuley and Jim Bowers were all present to testify regarding the Mexican Customs Facility. All agreed that the this was a proactive measure that would be good for all parties concerned. Kansas City Smartport, Inc would be the company that would handle the development and operation for the facility but the City would be the owner. At completion the facility would act as a staging and shipping point for merchandize going south to Mexico. The hope is that in the near future the facility would handle both, shipping trade to and from Mexico. It is expected that it will mean revenue for the City, improved foreign relations and helping to make Kansas City, MO an internationally known city.
Ayes: 2 - Eddy, Riley
Nays: 0
 
 There will be a Closed Session to discuss a legal matter pursuant to RSMO 610.021(1).
 
  It was moved and seconded that the committee go into Closed Session at 10:40. The committee returned and adjourn from Closed Session at11:45am.