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Last Published: 10/13/2008 11:30:36 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:3 - DEB HERMANN, JAN MARCASON, BETH GOTTSTEIN
Excused:2 - SHARON SANDERS BROOKS, RUSS JOHNSON
 

080940
(Sub.)
Appropriating $127,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Public Arts Fund to provide funding for the 1% for Art Program.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, explained that this was a cleanup ordinance. This was money left in the fund. The 2008-09 budget eliminated the Downtown Art program. The program was for five years. The first two years were funded. Years four and five were canceled. This was money left over from year three.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein
Nays: 0

080950
Estimating $5,807,500.00 in Fund 8300 of the Kansas City Airports Fund and appropriating the same; estimating $33,004,715.00 in Fund 8400 of the General Improvement Airport Refunding Revenue Bond Fund from the sale of Series 2008A General Improvement Airport Refunding Revenue Bonds and appropriating the same; designating requisitioning authority; and authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon completion.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Leona Kindred, Finance Department, stated that the refunding bond sale process would help the city save money over the next few years.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein
Nays: 0

080954
Estimating and appropriating $90,000.00 in the General Fund to improve management and disposition of surplus City property.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Cedric Rowan, General Services, explained that the money allocated in this ordinance would allow the city to expand its auto parts operations and hire two employees. The ordinance allowed for a transfer of funds with no additional costs to the city.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein
Nays: 0

080961
(Sub.)
Reducing appropriations in the Capital Improvements Fund in the amount of $1,297,740.00 and appropriating this sum to various accounts in the Capital Improvements Fund for projects in the Third Council District.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Pat Klein, Budget Office, explained that the funds allocated in this ordinance would be used to fund projects in the 3rd District. Councilwoman Curls stated that she was in favor of the projects and thanked everyone for their consideration and hard work.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein
Nays: 0

080962
Reducing appropriations in the Capital Improvements Fund in the amount of $128,200.00 and appropriating this sum to an account in the Capital Improvements Fund for a project in the Second Council District.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Councilman Ed Ford testified before the committee on this ordinance. This would allow improvements to the refrigeration for the ice rink at Line Creek Community Center. Parks and Recreation Director Mark McHenry talked about green solutions with regards to this project. Pat Klein, Budget Office, also provided testimony for this ordinance.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein
Nays: 0

071008
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the First Amendment to the Antioch Mall Tax Increment Financing Plan; and approving the First Amendment to the Antioch Mall Tax Increment Financing Plan.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Kellee Wood, EDC, stated that this ordinance was amending the budget for the Antioch Mall TIF project. Sears opted to stay so the plans had to be redesigned without Sears being in the planned redevelopment project. This change would save $10 million dollars. Testimony regarding the progject was taken from: Charles Miller, Attorney for the develper Jim Rice, Northland Neighborhoods Evelyn Childers Kevin Smith
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein
Nays: 0

080771
Reducing appropriation and revenue estimates and in the General, Park Maintenance, Boulevard Maintenance, Motor Fuel Tax, Infrastructure and Maintenance, Neighborhood Tourist Development, Convention and Tourism, and Community Center Funds; and estimating revenue and appropriation in the General Fund.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (10/1/2008)"

080916
Appropriating funds in the Convention and Tourism Fund for Bartle Hall uncompleted capital projects in the amount of $2,601,797.00 to provide required funding for the Convention and Visitors Association, Neighborhood Tourist Development, and Bartle Hall debt service; restimating revenue in the amount of $46,592.00 in the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund; and reestimating revenue in the amount of $1,979,703.00 in the Convention and Sports Complex Fund.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, stated that this ordinance was a year-end cleanup for hotel/motel tax revenues. The money would be applied to several projects under convention and tourism.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein
Nays: 0

080923
Accepting the recommendation of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the Southtown Urban Life Development Tax Increment Financing Plan; approving the Southtown Urban Life Development Tax Increment Financing Plan; and designating a Redevelopment Area.  


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Testimony for this ordinance was taken under Ordinance No. 080938.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein
Nays: 0

080924
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project A-1 of the Southtown Urban Life Development Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therefor.  


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

080925
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project A-2 of the Southtown Urban Life Development Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therefor.  


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

080926
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project B-1 of the Southtown Urban Life Development Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

080927
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project B-2 of the Southtown Urban Life Development Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

080928
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project C-1 of the Southtown Urban Life Development Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

080929
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project C-2 of the Southtown Urban Life Development Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

080938
(Sub.)
Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Cooperative Agreement for Plan Financing among the City, the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri and Citadel Plaza, LLC for the purpose of financing certain redevelopment project costs identified by the Southtown Urban Life Development Tax Increment Financing Plan.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Testimony for Ordinance No. 080923 was taken here. Dan Bagunu, Finance Department, explained the changes in the committee substitute and stated that these changes helped strengthen the position of the city with the project. Councilman Terry Riley thanked everyone involved in the project for their hard work in getting the project off the ground. Dave Fronzee, spoke on behalf of the developer, and stated that they were in agreement with the revised ordinance (with the changes). Testimony was also taken from: William Threatt Ken Bacchus Jim Rice
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein
Nays: 0
 
 There will be a presentation on "Quarterly Analysis". Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, did a power point presentation on the analysis of the budget for the 1st quarter of the new fiscal year. (A handout of the presentation is on file in the Office of the City Clerk.) Councilwoman Hermann expressed concerns regarding the over budget amount shown in the report. It was past time for analyzing and time to get serious about departments running over their annual budget figures. She didn't want to see additional layoffs because of out of control spending by some departments. There may be general discussion(s) on current Finance and Audit Committee issues. The Finance and Audit Committee may hold a Closed Session pursuant to Sections 610.021 (1), (2), (3), or (12) RSMo to discuss legal matters, real estate, personnel or sealed proposals.