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Last Published: 1/9/2006 2:41:42 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - JIM ROWLAND, TROY NASH, TERRY RILEY, JOHN FAIRFIELD
 

051390
RESOLUTION - Adopting the Memorandum of Understanding with Local 3808, I.A.F.F.


BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Galen Beaufort, Law Department, explained that the resolution is for the memorandum of understanding with local 3808 I.A.F.F. Smokey Dryer was present to answer questions. Galen, stated that this resolution would aid in reaching an agreement for certain employees in the following job classifications: Battalion Chief( admin.) Battalion Chief (field) Fire Dispatcher III, Assistant Fire Marshal, Emergency Communications Superintendent and the HazMat Chemical Analyst.
Ayes: 4 - Rowland, Nash, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

051043
Amending Article VIII of the Administrative Code of Kansas City, Missouri, relating to the Classification and Compensation Plan, by adding policy language to Section 2-1086 addressing the approval authority and application of compensation plans for On-Call Pay.


BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (12/13/2005)"
Gary O'Bannon, Human Resources, requested that the ordinance be held until 12/13/05.

051275
(Sub.)
Transferring appropriations in the amount of $186,681.53 from the Enterprise Resource Planning account of the Finance Department to the Enterprise Resource Planning account of the Information Technology Department in the General Fund.


BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (12/13/2005)"
There was no testimony.

051336
(Sub.)
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on August 8, 2006, an advisory question asking whether voters support local control of the Kansas City Police Department; 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 if a binding measure is placed before the voters for this election date; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (12/13/2005)"
There was no testimony.
 
 Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present their Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2007. Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present a scope statement on their Review of Outside Agencies . Dr. Funkhouser, present a scope statement regarding the review of outside agencies. The reason for the report is to allow the City auditor to review agencies receiving $100,000 or more in funding from the City. The objective is to provide the Council with information on the financial and internal controls of these same agencies. Some of the information that is included is background of board members, board oversight, financial health and compensation. The full report should be ready for release in February of 2006. (See handout on file in City Clerk's Office) Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present, City Services Performance Report for Fiscal Year 2005. Dr. Funkhouser, presented the City Services Performance report for the Fiscal year 2005. (Handout on file in the City Clerk's Office). Councilman Riley asked about two areas of concern, the crime rate and illegal dumping. Dr. Funkhouser said that the survey did reveal both issues and areas of concerns for respondents to the survey. The details are sighted on pages 11-17. Councilman Fairfield, suggested that a incentive program for KCPD would aid in reducing the crime rate. The was much discussion. There was also discussion regarding Parks and Recreation and weed abatement, these items were also identified as area of concern for the general public. The committee members were pleased with the extensive information found in the survey but were disappointed but not surprised by the outcome.
 
 Dr. Mark Funkhouser, testified regarding the Fiscal year 2007. He said that in order for his department to continue at its current level he would need there would need to be and increase in the department budget. See Handout on file in the City Clerk's Office. He included line items for personal services, contractual services, commodities and capital outlay. The overall total projected budget is $1,439,105.00. This represents an increase of approximately $150,000.00. The increase is due primarily to the cost associated with the annual citizen survey required by the charter,external quality control reviews and travel/training cost.
 
 The committee expressed gratitude that Dr. Funkhouser had been so clear in his explanation of the budget.
 
 There will be a general discussion of Budget and Audit issues.