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Last Published: 5/5/2009 12:25:40 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:3 - JAN MARCASON, SHARON SANDERS BROOKS, RUSS JOHNSON
Out:1 - BETH GOTTSTEIN
Excused:1 - DEB HERMANN
 

090298
(Sub.)
Authorizing execution of an third amended contract with the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri, the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, the Port Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri, and the Downtown Economic Stimulus Authority for the purpose of providing funds for certain development and redevelopment services, adding $309,000.00 to the contract amount; and extending the term for 60 days.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (4/29/2009)"
This item was held one week.

090302
(Sub.)
Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Management Agreement with the American Jazz Museum, in the amount of $550,000.00, from the American Jazz Museum account, for management and operations of the 18th and Vine Project.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A SECOND COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Claude Paige, City Planning and Development, stated that this was an annual agreement with the American Jazz Museum for maintenance and operational costs. Greg Harrell, Director and CEO, for the Jazz Museum, also testified. City Manager Cauthen stated that he had been in contact with Tom Coyle, Director of City Planning and Development, about moving the City's portions of functions for the Jazz Museum to General Services from City Planning.
Ayes: 3 - Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Johnson
Nays: 0

090308
(Sub.)
Estimating revenue and reducing appropriations in the General Fund totaling $889,300.00; estimating revenue and appropriating $671,056.00 for additional debt service in the KC Downtown Redevelopment District; appropriating $32,576.00 in the Park Maintenance, Boulevard Maintenance, Trafficway Maintenance, and Community Center Funds for the purpose of paying property tax collection and assessment fees; reappropriating certain funds in the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Funds; authorizing the City Manager to reestimate and reappropriate remaining active grant funds in various funds of the City; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS SECOND COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, explained that this ordinance was a year end cleanup. The City would be using the end of the contingent fund of the KC Debt Service to help pay for expenditures incurred by the Finance Department and Municipal Court. Most of the money would go to pay salaries and keep the two departments solvent through the end of the fiscal year. One department needed the funds in order to make payroll and the other was close to the mark of not meeting payroll obligations. Councilman Johnson read a section out of the Charter regarding over spending by departments without approval from the council that could result in immediate dismissal. Anthony Miller, Acting Municipal Court Administrator, explained that the division was actively trying to reduce and/or eliminate the overspending. However, certain mandates from the council have caused the division to increase functions that aren't necessarily bringing in additional revenue dollars.
Ayes: 2 - Marcason, Sanders Brooks
Nays: 1 - Johnson

090311
Reducing appropriations in the Capital Improvements Fund in the amount of $123,374.22 and appropriating it to an account in the Capital Improvements Fund for a project in the Fourth Council District.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Pat Klein, Budget Office and Scott Overbay, Parks and Recreation, testified before the committee about the needed repairs to the Jarboe swimming pool. The funds would be PIAC dollars and would be used to restore the pool and pool house so that it complies with health department regulations.
Ayes: 2 - Marcason, Sanders Brooks
Nays: 0

990707
(Sub.)
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project 8 of the 19th Terrace & Central Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therein.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Bob Long, TIF Commission, stated that the developer was ready to have the project activated. This is a companion to ordinance no. 990708. Charles Miller, Lewis Rice Fingerish, also gave testimony on the project.
Ayes: 3 - Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Johnson
Nays: 0

990708
(Sub.)
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project 9 of the 19th Terrace & Central Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therein.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
This is a companion ordinance to no. 990707. Testimony was taken on that number.
Ayes: 3 - Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Johnson
Nays: 0

090289
Approving execution of the First Amendment to the Cooperative Agreement for Design and Construction with the Performing Arts Community Improvement District, and others, for excavation and design work necessary for the construction of the Parking Garage adjacent to the Performing Arts Center.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (4/29/2009)"
This item was held one week.

090234
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by enacting a new section regarding transfer of funds.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS THIRD COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
This item was re-referred back to committee for further clarification of wording regarding the maximum amount that can be transferred. Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, gave testimony on this ordinance. Additional changes had been made to the wording that clarified the exact intent of the ordinance. The changes detailed when and how money was to be transferred and that it would be documented. That information would be presented to the council on a regular basis.
Ayes: 3 - Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Johnson
Nays: 0
 
 Budget Implementation discussion. Mary Charles, Communications Officer, made a presentation before the committee regarding the charge out for services provided by the communications department to other departments that either use their services or could potentially use their services. She stated that she had copies of signed MOU's from departments throughout the city government stating that those departments would use communications as their first source for services. Councilwoman Marcason asked that she come back next week with a detailed list of charge outs that stay within the city's budget for those departments that would be using the communications office services. City Manager Cauthen also spoke on plans for the department. Thaila Cherry, Youth Advocacy Office, explained the strategy of her office in attempting to secure outside funding so that her department can continue it's work. Currently over half of the funding needed for her office has been pledged from outside sources. She is still looking at grants that may be available to her office to help fund the summer employment programs handled through her office. (A copy of her potential funding sources is on file in the Office of the City Clerk.) EDC will give a presentation on Small Business. This item was held one week. Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present the Performance Audit: Listening to the Workforce 2008 Employee Survey. City Auditor Gary White presented the audit to the committee and highlighted points that employees had stressed as being major concerns. (A copy of the presentation and audit is on file in the Office of the City Clerk.) Councilwoman Marcason stated that it appeared that the council had to work on improving the perception of the image of local government. 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.