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Last Published: 1/25/2010 12:33:02 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - DEB HERMANN
Present:4 - JAN MARCASON, SHARON SANDERS BROOKS, BETH GOTTSTEIN, RUSS JOHNSON
 

090404
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to submit a plan for restructuring of the Occupational License Code for City Council approval and provide updates on the restructuring plan.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Jeff Yates, CFO for the City, explained that a task force was in the process of codifying the Occupational License Codes for Kansas City. He talked about the make up and background of the members working on this project. He hoped to have a draft document for the committee to review by June 15th. The document would show the proposed code changes. Some codes had not been changed since the original codes were put in effect. Jaime Green, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, was in support of the code changes.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

090405
(Sub.)
Reducing the Contingent Appropriation in the General Fund; appropriating funds from the Unappropriated Fund Balances of the General, Water, Sewer, Stormwater and KC Airport Funds to provide for the associated costs of the FY 2009-10 reduction in force program; and designating requisitioning authority.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, explained that these funds were to be used for payouts from the Reduction in Force (RIF) Program. Staff is still working on the final numbers to be paid out. The hope is to start building the contingent fund back up as quickly as possible.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

060537
(Sub.)
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project 5A of the North Oak Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therefor.  


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Kellee Wood, EDC, testified on this ordinance. There was a request for activation of the project. Several businesses have opened since the first project was activated. Tim Kristl, attorney, spoke on behalf of the developer. Joe Medley, resident, spoke out against 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 (6/10/2009)"
This item was held until June 10, 2009.

090380
(Sub.)
Appropriating $188,000.00 for contracts with Operation Breakthrough, Inc. and United Inner City Services to provide homeless child care services; authorizing the Director of Neighborhood and Community Services to enter into contracts up to $188,000.00; designating the Director of Neighborhood and Community Services as requisitioning authority; and requiring the agencies to repay to the City the funding should they receive non-City “Stimulus Plan” funding.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
This ordinance would provide funding for instructors for day care providers supplying educational opportunities to homeless children in Kansas City, Mo. Money being allocated to the agencies would be repaid to the City if funds are passed through the State of Missouri with stimulus money from the federal government. Testifying on behalf of the ordinance were: Rev. Sam Mann - St. Mark Church Sister Berta Savler - Operation Breakthrough Kelli Hamilton - parent Councilwoman Melba Curls
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0
 
 Budget Implementation discussion. Councilwoman Hermann asked for clarification on information regarding Youth Programs being funded with Parks and Recreation dollars when the programs had been cut from the budget. Jeff Yates, CFO, had stated that money was allocated under Parks and Recreation but not specifically spelled out in the budget as a line item. City Manager Cauthen asked the committee for clarification of what was expected of his office with regards to the allocation of funds. Councilwoman Marcason also asked to have copies of the MOUs between various City Departments and the Communications Office presented at the next meeting. The Monthly Financial Report for March, 2009, will be presented. Gary Morris, Finance Department, made the financial report for March, 2009 before the committee. A copy of the report is on file in the Office of the City Clerk. 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. The committee voted 5-0 to go into closed session.