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Last Published: 2/21/2007 9:41:40 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - CHARLES EDDY
Present:2 - ALVIN BROOKS, TERRY RILEY
Excused:1 - BILL SKAGGS
 

060007
(Sub.)
Estimating revenue in the amount of $4,000,000.00 in the Liberty Memorial Endowment Fund; appropriating $8,800,000.00 from the Liberty Memorial Endowment Fund; and declaring the City's intent to reimburse itself for expenditures made for the project.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Troy Schulte, Budget Office, explained the appropriation for the Liberty Memorial Endowment Fund would allow the completion of repairs and upgrades for the Memorial it would further allow the City to reimburse itself for expenditures made for the project. The substitute for this ordinance would correct the dollar amount from $4.8 million to $4.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley
Nays: 0

060018
Approving and authorizing execution of a contract in the amount of $121,620.00 with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority for the City to provide the Authority legal services in defense of tort lawsuits and claims during the period from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Galen Beaufort, Law Department, stated that this ordinance would allow legal services for the KCATA including their Kansas lawsuits.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley
Nays: 0

060029
Reducing, estimating and transferring appropriations in the amount of $362,574.00 in the General Fund from the Department of Public Works to the Police Department


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Troy Schulte, Budget Office, testified that the ordinance transfers funds for salaries of the Parking Control Officers from the Public Works Department to the Police Department.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley
Nays: 0

060036
Reducing appropriations from completed bond and grant funds; estimating revenue in the amount of $454,525.09 in various funds; and appropriating a total of $500,983.09 to the various funds.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (2/1/2006)"
This item was held until 2-1-06.

060050
Estimating revenue in the amount of $500,000.00 in the Information Technology Working Capital Fund and appropriating it to the Reimbursement Telephones account of the Information Technology Working Capital Fund.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Deb Hunsvark explained that funds would allow the department to pay for wireless telephone bills. The cost and usage have increased. The ordinance would allow and additional $500,000 to the IT department budget to pay these cost.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley
Nays: 0

060056
Amending Chapter 50, Code of Ordinances, entitled Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions and Chapter 40, Code of Ordinances, entitled Licenses and Miscellaneous Business Regulations, by repealing Sections 50-2, 50-3, 50-4, 50-5 and Sections 40-351, 40-352, 40-356, 40-357 and 40-358 and enacting in lieu thereof a new Article XI. entitled Street Vending, consisting of new Sections 50-451 through 50-458, creating uniform regulations of street vending, including permitted and prohibited locations, the allowance of designated vendor areas and the establishment of vendor certificates. 


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Oscar Mcgaskey, explained how amending chapters 50 and 40 would effect the street vendors. It create a permenant vendor area within the convention area. The area is located at the east end of 13th Street and Central. The street vendors have been cooperative and agree with the location and the fee. He added that there will be additional areas allowed per specific events with approval from the director of conventions and public works. Deb Smith, planning and development, explained that her department wanted to insure that street vendors would not interfere with the street-scape. He added that by moving the vendors from the government district to the location on 13th street vendors don't obstruct buses and traffic flow. Steve Landbon, parks and recreation stated that the his department wants to encourage vending but want to do it in a effective manner both for the vendors and citizens. Burt Malone, Health Department, explained that the Health Department had gotten a number of complaints about vendors selling food products with out permits. They have worked through the process of getting vendors permitted and preserving the public health. There were 5 meetings where the parties concerned have come to a tentative agreement. There are now vendor certificates color coded so that all can identify that vendor as permitted and licensed. (see hand-out). An identification number will be issued to all licensed and permitted vendors that would stay with the vendor much like a licenses plate number. There was discussion regarding the distance from permanent vendor doors. It is currently 25 ft and it is suggested that it be 50 ft. The president of the restraurant association wanted to know what the penalty for not complying would be enforced and would harsh enough. Joe Greenio stated that penalties are listed with the chapter. Several vendors testified they would like to be able to continue doing business has they have the past. They would like to see consistence in the cost for permits and licenses. They are concerned that out of state vendors and others seem to get past the rules. Dr. Eddy explained that with the new certificates would greatly reduced those type of incidents. Carl Long, Vendor, is in agreement with the ordinance and wanted to thank the committee for its hard work toward making things fair and efficient. Dr. Eddy stated that this is a work in process and the committee is open to suggested. Dave Glenn,Vendor, asked wither the requirements have changed. Dr. Eddy stated that it had not. The fees are the same but there is the addition of the vendors certificate that helps to identify the vendors. Ocsar McGaskey, stated that there will be an application process and there would be 8 assigned spaces. The fee will be $700-$1000 per year. He will be setting up a meeting for vendors and will invite Sharon Miller, Health Department explained how this new process would impact her department and was available for questions adding that they had not yet developed a system that would allow all the parties involved to track and communicate effectively. They are currently working with the IT Department to get that system in place.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley
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 (1/25/2006)"
This item was held until 1-25-06.

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 (1/25/2006)"
This item was held until 1-25-06.

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 (1/25/2006)"
This item was held until 1-25-06.

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 (1/25/2006)"
This item was held until 1-25-06.

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 (1/25/2006)"
This item was held until 1-25-06.

051501
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by authorizing the City Manager to establish procedures for the disposal of surplus computer equipment to not-for-profit agencies and schools.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
This item was held off the agenda for the semi-annual docket.
 
 Consideration of the Semi-Annual Docket Items.
 
 Two semi-annual docket items were considered, items 040092 and 050289 both were released from the semi-annual docket. Item 051501 was held for the semi-annual docket.