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Last Published: 10/12/2009 11:29:05 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:5 - DEB HERMANN, JAN MARCASON, SHARON SANDERS BROOKS, BETH GOTTSTEIN, RUSS JOHNSON
 
 
 Budget Implementation Discussion (This will be discussed at the beginning of the meeting). Jeff Yates, CFO and Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, talked about the first quarter 2009-10 projections. Although some figures were showing improvements, the collections in all categories were either flat or behind projected amounts. Some items are inflated based on collections were generated from the 2008-09 fiscal year billings and not being received until the current fiscal year. (A copy of the handout from the presentation is on file in the Office of the City Clerk.)

090749
Reducing the Contingent Appropriation of the General Fund; transferring funds to the Parking Garage Fund; estimating and appropriating revenue in the Parking Garage Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Stan Harris, Director of Public Works and Bruce Campbell, Public Works Department, gave an update on the JE Dunn Parking Garage. They also talked about the need of funds to operate the garage. The City will operate and maintain the garage, but will no charge JE Dunn employees for using the facility during the daytime hours. Approximately 175 stalls are available for daytime parking and all stalls will be available after 6:00 PM and weekends. Mr. Harris talked about on-street parking being used instead of covered garage parking. Because there was so much parking available people aren't using the garages to park during special events. Mr. Campbell talked about trying to think of ways to encourage people to use the covered parking instead of parking on the streets, especially during special events. He did state that he didn't think people would use the JE Dunn garage because of the distance away from downtown events going on, especially the Power and Light District.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

090785
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Determining that the Public Safety Radio Project is a basic capital infrastructure which can be financed with proceeds from certain general obligation bonds to be issued by the City; declaring the intent of the Council to reimburse itself and authorizing the Director of Finance to develop financing for the project in an amount not to exceed $35,000,000.00.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/16/2009)"

090786
(Sub.)
Estimating and appropriating $375,000.00 in prior-year health insurance rebates in the General Fund for the purpose of continuing work on the City’s self-funded health insurance initiative.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/16/2009)"

090787
Cancelling the City Council standing committee meetings and legislative and business sessions for the weeks of October 5, 2009; November 9, 2009; November 23, 2009; December 21, 2009; and December 28, 2009.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Councilwoman Hermann stated that the council would be taking time off between now and the end of the year to attend several conferences. The holidays (by Charter) are also included in the ordinance.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

080935
Amending Chapter 62, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 62-1 through 62-12 and Sections 62-41 through 62-55, and enacting new sections in lieu thereof for the purpose of updating the solid waste code to reflect current refuse collection and management practices; eliminating all payments in lieu of City-provided services to mobile home developments, travel trailer camps, buildings containing seven or more dwelling units, and neighborhood associations; and eliminating the board of refuse appeals.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/16/2009)"

090748
(Sub.)
Reducing appropriations in the Equipment Lease Acquisition Fund relating to the court management system; appropriating funds for the repayment of the Court Management System Lease and completed Parks Equipment Lease from 2006; transferring and appropriating surplus funds in the General Fund to continue work on the Court Management System on a PAYGO basis; and designating requisitioning authority.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, stated that this was a housekeeping ordinance that allowed for prior year funds to be used to pay off debt services early. Any remaining funds would be used on a pay-as-you-go basis for the Court Management System for Municipal Court.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0
 
 The following ARTS Reports will be presented: 1. RFP contracting practices, and 2. Financial Future forum 1. RFP ARTS report - Cedric Rowan, Procurement Manager and Pat Gallagher, General Services, talked about the progress being made in training staff on the contract process. The purpose is to make sure that all staff members are conducting business in the same manner. Mr. Rowan also talked about the recommendations made in the last ARTS Report and announced that those recommendations had been implemented by the department. Committee recommended that this report be closed. 2. Financial Future Forum ARTS Report - City Treasurer Randy Landes, talked about the steps that had been taken to implement the recommendations of the report. Several ordinances had been passed and policies had been put in place to address some of the issues that had been found during the audit. Some items are still being worked on. The committee recommended that this item be held open for now. Monthly Financial Report for the period ended July 31, 2009. Mary Temple, City Controller, gave an updated Financial Report to the committee. She talked about what the finances were looking like based on a 5-year average. Overall collections were down and expenditures were up slightly from last year's figures. There may be general discussion(s) on current Finance and Audit Committee issues. Pursuant to the following subsections of Section 610.021 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, there may be a closed session to discuss: (1) legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys, pursuant to subsection 1; (2) real estate, pursuant to subsection 2; (3) personnel, pursuant to subsection 3 and 13; and/or (4) sealed bids or proposals, pursuant to subsection 12.