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Last Published: 7/27/2010 3:30:57 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - DEB HERMANN, JAN MARCASON, SHARON SANDERS BROOKS, BETH GOTTSTEIN
Excused:1 - RUSS JOHNSON
 

090179
Estimating revenue in the amount of $270,135.00 in the General Fund from the United States Department of Homeland Security Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program; establishing appropriations in the amount of $270,135.00; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Richard Gist, Fire Department, explained that this ordinance was to accept a 5-year grant from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security for the Emergency Response Program.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein
Nays: 0

090180
(Sub.)
Adopting the Annual Budget of the City for the Fiscal Year 2009-10; estimating the revenues for the fiscal year; appropriating for the purposes stated the sums set forth in the budget; designating requisitioning authorities; directing the Director of Finance to make the necessary entries upon the City’s records to show the appropriations and allocations provided for; authorizing inter-fund loans; and adding a fund to the General Consolidating Funds of the City.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/18/2009)"
Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, spoke briefly on the proposed budget. He would continue to update the council on progress with the new budget. Councilwoman Hermann opened the floor for comments but asked that people limit the amount of time with testimony. She talked about all the testimony given at the community budget meetings throughout the city. She noticed that some of the people who came to give testimony were at several of the community meetings. She asked that they give others an opportunity to voice their opinions. Bill Drummond, Crossroads merchant, was against all items in a revised budget. He was against the City Manager's version of the budget but he was in favor of the Mayor's version of the budget. Rev. John Miles, spoke in favor of keeping the police budget intact, Mary Mittenfelner, citizen, asked to council to back the mayor's budget and keep the community centers open. Youth needed a place to come to and feel safe while participating in activities. Gloria Abercrombie, citizen, spoke out against cuts to the Police Department and was in favor of the Mayor's version of the budget. She was opposed to the City Manager's and Council's versions of the budget.

090181
(Sub.)
Levying taxes for Fiscal Year 2009-10 for General Revenue, Health Levy, Museum Special Revenue and General Debt and Interest Funds on all property in Kansas City subject to taxation on January 1, 2009; providing for the extension of such levies by the Director of Finance; and authorizing the collection by the Director of Finance.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/18/2009)"
This item was discussed with Ordinance No. 090180, Annual Budget Ordinance. However, this item needed to be voted on prior to the budget in order for the ordinance to become effective in time for the assessments. Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, stated that Ordinance Nos. 090181, 090182, 090183 and 090186 needed to be voted on at the same time. These are ordinances that are all dealing with assessments. Gloria Abercrombie, citizen, stated that she was against all items on the budget except those proposed by the Mayor.

090182
Levying a maintenance tax for Fiscal Year 2009-10 upon all real estate, exclusive of improvements, not exempt by law from general taxation, for the purpose of maintaining, adorning, constructing, repairing and otherwise improving the parks, parkways, boulevards, roads and grounds, and providing for the manner of payment and collecting the special assessment.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/18/2009)"
This item was discussed with ordinance no. 090181.

090183
Levying a special assessment on the lots, tracts, and parcels of land in the East Park and West Park Districts abutting on certain boulevards, parkways, roads, streets, avenues and highways under the control and management of the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners for Fiscal Year 2009-10 for the purpose of maintaining, repairing, and otherwise improving the boulevards, parkways, roads, streets, avenues and highways in these districts.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/18/2009)"
This item was discussed with ordinance no. 090181.

090186
Levying a special assessment upon all real estate, exclusive of improvements, not exempt by law from general taxation in the North, East and West Trafficway Districts for the purpose of maintaining, improving and repairing the trafficways, and providing for the manner of payment and collecting the special assessment.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/18/2009)"
This item was discussed with ordinance no. 090181.

090193
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim for a workers' compensation benefit filed by Nathaniel Rogers for injuries resulting from an accident on April 13, 2007, while employed by the City.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
This item was discussed in closed session then voted on.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein
Nays: 0

090194
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by enacting a new section which establishes a Pooled Investment Portfolio Interest Earnings Allocation Policy; and directing the City Manager to allocate interest earnings for FY 2008-09.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, explained that this ordinance changes the way the City handles interest. It would allow for one of two things to happen. The City could put the interest earned into the general fund or it could be allocated to the budget to increase some line item(s). It would be left up to the discretion of the council to decide. It can be considered idle cash for the City. Or it can be used to bridge the budget gap.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein
Nays: 0

090195
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim for a workers' compensation benefit filed by Gerald Lavallee for injuries resulting from an accident on August 21, 2007, while employed by the City.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
This item was discussed in closed session then voted on.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein
Nays: 0

090058
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to maintain the hiring freeze and other existing cost containment measures, limit certain discretionary expenditures, present recommendations to remediate the potential shortfall following the third quarter analysis and immediately begin the reduction in force proposed in the submitted budget.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/18/2009)"
 
 The Monthly Financial Report for January, 2009 will be presented. This item was held one week. There will be a continuation of the presentation by the Finance Department and Budget Office regarding the state of the budget to date, including Departmental Detail. 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.