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Last Published: 2/21/2007 9:49:13 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - CHARLES EDDY
Present:3 - BILL SKAGGS, TERRY RILEY, JOHN FAIRFIELD
Excused:1 - ALVIN BROOKS
 

060351
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by enacting a new Section 2-1466, Missouri statewide court automation program surcharge, to enact an additional surcharge of $7.00 for cases in the Kansas City Municipal Division of the 16th Judicial Circuit to be paid to the State of Missouri for participation in the statewide court automation program.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
A representative from the Municipal Court System testified that the ordinance would allow Municipal Court to collect a $7.00 fee,in addition to other fees for ordinance violations. The fee will be collected and disbursed according to State of Missouri section 476.056(1), RSMO. Municipal Court is seeking to join the State of Missouri Court Automation Program. OSCA will provide maintenance and implementation related to the support at no charge and will include hardware, software, training and help desk support. This will result in improved efficiency in the operation of the Kansas City, Municipal Division of the 16th Judical Court. There was no public testimony.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060357
Authorizing the City, acting through the Court Administrator, to enter into a $3,788,371.00 intergovernmental agreement with the Missouri Office of State Courts Administrator, contingent upon appropriation, to join the Court Automation Program and implement an integrated case management computer system.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
A representative from the Municipal Court stated that this ordinance was a companion to the previous ordinance 060351. This ordinance authorizes the Municipal Court to enter into an intergovermental agreement with State of Missouri's Office of State Court Administrators (OSCA) Court Automation Program and implementing specificaly customized software within the Municipal Court.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060362
Authorizing and approving the issuance of Tax-Exempt Refunding and Improvement Revenue Bonds (Civic Mall Project), Series 2006C by the Industrial Development Authority of the City of Kansas City, Missouri in the principal amount not to exceed $9,000,000.00, to provide funds to refinance and finance certain project costs, and approving certain other documents and authorizing the City to take certain other actions in connection with the issuance of said bonds.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Dan Grandcolas,stated that the ordinance approved the issuance of Industrial Development Authority tax exempt refunding and improvement revenue bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $9,000,000. The specific programs involved are the Cherry Street Inn demolishion and the acquiring, demolishion,improving and constructing cost associated with the IIus W. Davis pedetrian mall and public park.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060374
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Willa Russell v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, Case No. 04-0237-CV-W-GAF; appropriating $140,000.00 from the Legal Expense Fund; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
This ordinance was discussed in Closed Session.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060377
(Sub.)
Reducing appropriations in certain General Fund accounts by $257,000.00; increasing revenue estimates in certain accounts of the General Fund by $4,623,909.00; increasing appropriations in certain General Fund accounts by $4,880,909.00; estimating remaining uncollected balances in certain revenue accounts and appropriating unexpended and unencumbered balances of certain appropriation accounts in the same accounts for next fiscal year; transferring appropriations from the KCMBU to the KCPDU; appropriating $8,378,856.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balances of various funds; estimating revenue and increasing appropriations by $2,700,714.00 in various funds; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Troy Schulte, Budget, explained that this ordinance is what is commonly referred to as a year end clean-up. The Budget Office conducts a year end review of funds and closes the book on April 30th. It reviews accounts/funds to insure that funds have been appropriated properly and assure revenue levels. He added that gaming revenue is down, Municipal Court Fees have increased. There was discussion regarding leaf and brush pick-up and the cost associated with it and possible solutions. There was no public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, 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 (4/12/2006)"

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 (4/12/2006)"

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 (4/12/2006)"

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 (4/12/2006)"

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 (4/12/2006)"

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 (4/12/2006)"
 
 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 a Closed Sesion to discuss a legal matter. It begin at 10:50-10:55. The ordinance 060374 was passed and advanced. There may be general discussion of current Finance and Audit issues. There was no further business to come before the committee and the meeting was adjourn.
 
 The Committee Chairman Dr. Charles Eddy moved to go into Closed Session it was seconded and the role was called. All members adjourn to the conference room to discuss ordinance 060374.