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Last Published: 9/3/2009 11:29:50 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - DEB HERMANN
Present:4 - JAN MARCASON, SHARON SANDERS BROOKS, BETH GOTTSTEIN, RUSS JOHNSON
 
 
 Budget Implementation Discussion (This will be discussed at the beginning of the meeting). Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, gave an update on the status of the 2009-10 budget to date. He also talked to the committee about a preliminary plan for the upcoming 2010-11 budget. City Manager Wayne Cauthen talked about the status of funding for Aim4Peace and the Youth Advocacy Office. He informed the committee that funding dollars from the federal government had started to come in and he anticipated receiving more funds throughout the month of August. Jeff Yates, CFO, talked about tax levy rate issues and the potential for levy increases. A full presentation will be presented to the committee at the next meeting. The presentation given today would just be a summary of where the city stands and what options the council would have regarding any tax increase, if any, were recommended.

090655
Adjusting appropriations in various Bartle Hall construction funds of the City, transferring $12,796,558.45 from the Bartle Series 1990 B-1 and Series 1991B funds to the Convention and Sports Complex Fund to pay debt service costs for FY 2009-10; and authorizing the Director of Finance to close the KCMAC Bartle Hall Refunding and Improvement Series 1990 B-1 Fund (No 3850) and the KCMAC Bartle Hall Leasehold Improvement Series 1991B Fund (No. 3860).


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, testified that this was a housekeeping ordinance that would allow the City to close out these various accounts dealing with Bartle Hall construction and transfer the money to pay for debt service on the issued bonds. Any remaining money would go toward the Fund Balance for the City.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

090660
RESOLUTION - Establishing a task force to review the implementation of the Economic Development & Incentive Policy for the City.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (8/12/2009)"
This item was held one week.

090665
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Directors of Aviation and Public Works to execute amendments to cooperative agreements with the Tax Increment Financing Commission; reducing appropriations in the Capital Improvements Sales Tax Fund; and appropriating $300,000.00 for improvements to N. Amity Avenue beginning at Tiffany Springs Road and running south approximately 1,800 feet.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, CONSENT"
Stan Harris, Director of Public Works, stated that the ordinance would amend a cooperative agreement with the TIF Commission for a project that came in underbid. There was a request to use the additional funds available to make additional improvements to the area, specifically N. Amity Avenue. Wes Minder, Public Works, gave a more detailed description of where the improvements would take place and what the improvements would be.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

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 (8/12/2009)"
This item was held one week.

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 "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, CONSENT"
Stan Harris, Director of Public Works, stated that money was being allocated for the operation of four recycling centers within the City of Kansas City, MO. Bridging the Gap would be operating three and city staff would be operating the fourth location. An agreement had been reached with Bridging the Gap for the operation of the centers.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

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 "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Bill Geary, Assistant City Attorney, stated that a contract agreement had been reached with Westport Regional Business League and the City was ready to move forward with the loan to the agency. (A copy of the contract agreement is on file in the Office of the City Clerk.) Oscar McGaskey, Director of Convention and Entertainment Facilities and Charles Renner, Attorney for the agency, were on hand to answer questions about the agreement. Bill Nigro, Westport Regional Business League, was also on hand to answer questions from the committee.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

090633
Reducing the Contingent Appropriation in the General Fund by $1,200,000.00; and appropriating $1,200,000.00 in the General Fund to the Apartment Rebate Program.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, testified on this item. He informed the committee on what the fund balance would be after the deduction for this item. The committee voted to go into closed session to discuss this item. The committee voted on this item after returning from closed session.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0
 
 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.