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Last Published: 7/27/2010 3:35:53 PM
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). This item was held one week.

090540
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim by Claudia Lane, Claim No. T0809-1283.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
This item was discussed in closed session then voted on.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Marcason, Johnson
Nays: 0

090544
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the Fifth Amendment to the Parvin Road Corridor Tax Increment Financing Plan; and approving the Fifth Amendment to the Parvin Road Corridor Tax Increment Financing Plan.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Kellee Wood, EDC, testified on the update to the plan, She explained what the new project would be and where it would be located. Jim Bowers, attorney for the developer (Hunt Midwest) testified in support of the new project.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein
Nays: 0

090549
(Sub.)
Estimating revenue in the General Fund in the additional amount of $200,000.00; reducing the Contingent Appropriation in the General Fund by $200,000.00; and appropriating $400,000.00 to the Neighborhood and Community Services Department for the Nuisance Abatement Program. 


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
David Park, Acting Neighborhood and Community Services Director, talked about the need for additional monies in order to pay for mowing and removal of trash (Nuisance violations) from properties around the city. Councilwoman Hermann stated that this item needed to be referenced during the upcoming budget session. If an increase in the allocation of funds for the mowing and cutting that occurs during the spring and summer months is needed then it the budget should reflect additional funds needed. Money can't continue to be taken out of the general fund for this activity. It was also stated that approximately 25% of the assessment bills sent out to property owners for the cutting and clean up on their properties responded.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

090553
(Sub.)
Reducing and reallocating an appropriation in the General Fund in the amount of $225,000.00 for the operation of recycling drop-off centers; and authorizing a one-year renewal of the recycling drop-off centers management and environmental education agreement with Bridging the Gap.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (7/22/2009)"

090555
Reducing and increasing appropriations in various sanitary sewer special assessment bond funds; transferring $519.38 from the 1997 SRF General Obligation Bond Fund (No. 3240) to the Sanitary Sewer Special Assessment Debt Fund (No. 5100); designating requisitioning authority; and authorizing the Director of Finance to close the 1997 SRF General Obligation Bond Fund..


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, explained that this was a housekeeping ordinance. The bonds were originally under the Public Works control. They eventually were reestablished under Water Services. This would allow the account in Public Works to be closed out.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

090562
(Sub.)
Authorizing the City Manager’s Office to execute a contract with the Mid-America Regional Council to fund the administration of Green Zone in an amount not to exceed $1,500,000.00; adjusting appropriations in the General Fund and Capital Improvements Sales Tax Fund; and stating the intent of the City Council with regards to future capital improvements in the 5th District.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Councilwoman Circo testified on behalf of this ordinance. The ordinance would allow the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) to accept monies that would be used for paying the administrative costs for the Green Impact Zone Initiative. David Warm, MARC, talked about a green initiative forum he attended in Washington, DC and the positive information he came away with.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

090574
Approving and authorizing settlement of the lawsuit styled Stacey Smith, et al., v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, et al., Case No. 0716-CV26245.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
This item was discussed in closed session then voted on.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

090579
Authorizing a Convention and Entertainment Facilities utilities concessions agreement with Green Wave Technology, Inc.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (7/22/2009)"
Oscar McGaskey, Director of Convention and Entertainment Facilities, stated that the ordinance allowed the department to enter into a contract with Green Wave Technology for one year with 4 one-year options for renewal. The company would be responsible for taking care of and providing services for vendors and venues at the convention centers. They would provide the electrical, water and heating, along with internet hookup for trade shows, exhibit booths, etc. Councilwoman Gottstein stated that she had some concerns that she wanted resolved before a vote was taken. The item was held one week in order to resolve all issues connected with this item.

090589
Authorizing the Director of Convention and Entertainment Facilities to execute a contract with the Westport Regional Business League for an amusement and entertainment shuttle service.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
Assistant City Attorney Bill Geary gave the committee his interpretation of a contract between the City of Kansas City and the Westport Regional Business League. According to Mr. Geary the contract guaranteed money paid in the form of a loan to the company would be repaid the City as long as the company stayed in business. If the company ceased to exist then no further money would be paid the city. Charles Renner, attorney for the Westport Regional Business League, also testified on this ordinance. The committee went into closed session where this item was discussed. The committee recommended that this item be held off the agenda.

090591
RESOLUTION - Approving the 2008 Annual Report of the Kansas City, Missouri Downtown Economic Stimulus Authority and authorizing the Director of Finance and the Kansas City, Missouri Downtown Economic Stimulus Authority to submit the report to the Missouri Department of Economic Development. 


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (7/22/2009)"

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 (7/22/2009)"

090503
Amending Standing Rules 18, 19 and 20 of the Council Rules by repealing them and enacting in its place new rules regarding amendments, committee substitutes and re-referrals.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
Councilman Johnson stated that he requested that this item be held off the agenda.
 
 Consideration of Semi-Annual docket items. Jeff Yates, CFO, will give a presentation regarding the Earnings Tax Plan Implementation. This item was held off the agenda. It was previously discussed under budget implementation. Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present a Scope Statement: Master Vendor File Data Reliability. Gary White,City Auditor and Renata Matos,Auditor's Office, presented the scope statement on the Master Vendor File audit. The information would be completed and presented to the council by October, 2009. (A copy of the scope statement is on file in the Office of the City Clerk.) The Monthly Financial Report for May, 2009 will be presented. This item was held one week. There will be a discussion of Communication between Council and staff. This item was held one week. Phillip Yelder, Human Relations Director, will give a response to the Performance Audit: Minority and Women Business Enterprise Program. This item was held one week. 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.