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Last Published: 2/21/2007 9:47:46 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - CHARLES EDDY
Present:4 - ALVIN BROOKS, BILL SKAGGS, TERRY RILEY, JOHN FAIRFIELD
 

060307
Authorizing a $689,994.00 contract amendment with Truman Medical Center to provide medical and psychiatric services to inmates at the Municipal Correctional Institution; reestimating revenue in the amount of $1,100,000.00 in the General Fund; appropriating it to the Neighborhood and Community Services Municipal Correctional Institution account in the General Fund.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Nancy Lezar,MCI, and Robin Kendrick testified that the ordinance was to allow for psychiatric services and care during their stay at MCI. The contract with Truman medical Center(TMC) will ensure the obligationis fulfilled. It would also increase the term and amount. The terms would take the contract thru April 30, 2006. The amount would be increased from $560,000 to $906,924.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060319
Reducing the revenue estimate and appropriations in Fund No. 3230, the Equipment Lease Fund, by a net amount of $10,616,832.28 for all completed lease-purchase projects; and estimating $300,000.00 of additional revenue; and appropriating $900,000.00 in the Information Technology Working Capital Fund for the purpose of PC Lifecycle replacements.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
David Mitchell, explained that the ordinance closes commpleted lease purchase projects in the equipment lease fund. It pay existing debt and hasten the replacement of the City's fleet of desktop computers and laptops.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060325
Authorizing the Director of Finance to execute a revised cooperative agreement with Platte County, Missouri to provide for consolidated property tax collection services.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Randy Landes, Finance, explained that the ordinance revises a cooperative agreement with Platte County to collect property taxes and motor vehicle taxes owned the City of Kansas City. The county receives a 1% collection fee and .05% of the precent assessment fee.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060335
Authorizing the Director of Finance to make adjustments to certain TIF, Super-TIF and other economic incentive accounts by transferring appropriations from the TIF reserve accounts of the Fire Sales Tax Fund, Public Safety Sales Tax Fund, and Capital Improvements Fund in the amount of $662,200.00; appropriating from the Unappropriated Fund Balances of the Public Mass Transportation Fund and the KCATA Fund in the total amount of $762,600.00; estimating and appropriating additional revenues in the amount of $4,840,000.00 the TIF Special Allocation Fund; adjusting inter-fund transfers amongst the Super TIF Funds; estimating additional revenues in the amount of $150,980.00 for the General, East Park, Health and Debt Service funds from Chapter 100 and RSMo 353 PILOTs; estimating revenues in the Neighborhood Improvement District Fund in the amount of $4,511,587.00; appropriating $1,014,714.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Neighborhood Improvement District Fund; and appropriating $134,993.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the STIF-909 Walnut Fund.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Joe Pehlman, testified that the ordinance estimated and appropriates revunues in respective funds for TIF, Super-TIF, NID and 353 PILOTS.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060341
Authorizing the City Manager to execute the Sixth Amendment of the Master Development Agreement with Kansas City Live, LLC; ratifying previous amendments to that Master Development Agreement; authorizing the City Manager to execute the City Parking Easement and Agreement with Kansas City Live, LLC and the Tax Increment Financing Commission; authorizing a $400,000.00 amendment to an agreement with Bryan Cave, LLC for legal services relating to the Kansa City Live Entertainment District Project; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Bob Lagenkamp, Micheal Musgrave and Randy Landes were all present to testify regarding the ordinance. Bob Lagenkamp stated that the ordinance and it's companion as well as ordinance that will be heard in the PZE committee were all designed to the Kansas City Live projects to the construction phase. The preliminary phases of abatement, street and utility improvements, land acquisition, public parking and other predevelopment expenses.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060342
Approving the issuance of Variable Rate Demand Tax-exempt Revenue Bonds (Kansas City Downtown Redevelopment District) Series 2006a and Series 2006b, by the Industrial Development authority of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, in the approximate aggregate principal amount of $115,000,000, to provide funds to finance certain redevelopment project costs; and authorizing and approving certain documents and actions in connection with the issuance of such bonds


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Companion to ordinance 060341.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

050953
(Sub.)
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on August 8, 2006, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City by repealing its current twenty articles and enacting thirteen new articles to be known as the Charter of the City of Kansas City, to reflect the home rule authority granted by the Missouri Constitution; to require elected officials be residents of the City immediately prior to their election; authorize the delegation of duties among City departments; to authorize the establishment of new park districts; to re-establish the Internal Auditor as an appointee of the City Manager; to accelerate the adoption of ordinances by requiring two rather than three readings; to require the establishment of debt and economic incentive policies; require decennial review of the Charter; to authorize the Council to impose payments in lieu of taxes on enterprise departments of the City not to exceed 10% of the department’s gross revenues; and provide for other municipal purposes; fixing the dates when the amendments shall take effect; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or after May 26, 2006, but not later than May 30, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (4/5/2006)"

051253
(Sub.)
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on August 8, 2006, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City to require a committee of petitioners seeking the recall of the Mayor or a Council member to identify the actions or failure to act on the part of the official, which must be related to the official’s duties, which forms the basis of the recall and requiring placement of the grounds before the voters; eliminating the question of recall and providing for a single election at which the official and any other qualified candidate may seek to serve the remainder of the term of office of the official subject to the recall petition; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or after May 26, 2006, but not later than May 30, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (4/5/2006)"

051254
(Sub.)
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on August 8, 2006, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City to increase the mandatory retirement age of municipal judges from age 65 to age 70; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or after May 26, 2006, but not later than May 30, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (4/5/2006)"

051255
(Sub.)
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on August 8, 2006, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City to extend term limits applicable to future Mayors and Councils from two to three consecutive terms; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or after May 26, 2006, but not later than May 30, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (4/5/2006)"

051256
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on April 4, 2006, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City to permit the removal of property not exceeding one acre devoted to park property forever from the parks system by ordinance; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or after January 20, 2006, but not later than January 24, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (4/5/2006)"

060075
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into a First Amendment with Trigen-Missouri Energy Corporation to provide additional cooling capacity associated with Bartle Hall Expansion; and authorizing the Director of Convention and Entertainment Centers to expend funds for the increased cooling capacity cost.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (4/5/2006)"
 
 The Finance and Audit Committee may hold closed sessions pursuant the Sections RSMo 610.021 (1), (2) and (3) respectively to discuss legal, real estate or personnel matters. (there was no closed session) Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present a performance audit, "Council Oversight of Housing Programs". Councilman Glover and councilwomen Herman were present to testify regarding the audit. Dr. Funkhouser and Jerry White, Lead Auditor, reviewed the purpose and recommenations of the audit of the housing programs. The Committee was pleased with the audit and agreed with the recommentations. Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present a scope statement on a follow-up audit of Tax Increment Financing. Dr. Funkhouser, explained the TIF purpose and audit purpose to compare projection to actual TIF revunue. The Law Department and the Office of Budget and Management will discuss the implementation of the Municipal Telecommunications Business License Tax Simplification Act adopted by the Missouri General Assembly in 2005. Bill Geary,Law Department, asked for a floor introduction for the telecommunication business licensing. He explained that a notice stating the fee rate must be sent by April 1, 2006. This is an emergency measure. There may be general discussion of current Finance and Audit issues.