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Last Published: 10/15/2007 1:45:10 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:3 - CHARLES EDDY, ALVIN BROOKS, TERRY RILEY
Excused:1 - BILL SKAGGS
 

051274
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim by Reconciliation Ministries against the City of Kansas City, Missouri, Claim No. T0506-0093.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
This item was discussed in Closed Session.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley
Nays: 0

051276
Directing the City Clerk to prepare an assessment roll; fix a date for a hearing, publish notice of the hearing, and mail notice to all property owners regarding the 300 Wyandotte Project.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
This ordinance directs the City Clerk to prepare an assessment roll and to fix a date for a hearing, publish notice of the hearing, and mail notice to all property owners regarding the 300 Wyandotte Project. There was no opposition to the project at this time.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley
Nays: 0

051282
Enacting a new Chapter 33, Code of Ordinances, “Geographical Information System,” establishing the procedures for the development, maintenance, distribution, and licensing of the City’s GIS.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Gail Roper,IT,stated that the ordinance would render the GIS licensing terms. The City would then be able to license and sell digital data via e-commerce through the City's website in addition to manually processing data requests as is currently done. The fees charged for GIS maps and data are established in a previous ordinance.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley
Nays: 0

051283
(Sub.)
Authorizing a $449,010.00 amendment to PeopleSoft Contract No. C021T74BH, the PeopleSoft Software License and Services Agreement to obtain software to operate phase I of the City’s 3-1-1 Call Center.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Gail Roper, IT, stated that this ordinance was for the authorization of the CIO to purchase Oracle's PeopleSoft Customer Relationship Software Modules and first year maintenance to support the implementation of the 311 Project for the City. The 311 system would be a clearinghouse for city related call and a roll over point of contact for non emergency police calls. It would enhance customer satisfaction, improve the of various communications mechanisms and improve emergency planning interests including infrastructure and civil emergency contingencies to safeguard citizens against terrorism and proved the ability to respond to terrorist threats. The configuration of the software would begin in January 2006.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley
Nays: 0

051286
(Sub.)
Approving the plat of Bridgeworks Lofts Condominiums, an addition in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; accepting various easements; authorizing the Director of Public Works to accept a certain agreement; and authorizing the City Clerk to file this ordinance and attached agreement.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Travis Kiefer, Development Service,stated that the ordinance would approve the plat of Bridgeworks Lofts Condominiums, an addition in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; accepting various easements; authorizing the Director of Public Works to accept a certain agreement; and authorizing the City Clerk to file this ordinance and attached agreement. This item was review in this committee rather then Planning, Zoning and Econonic Development Committee which did not meet this week.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley
Nays: 0

051294
Approving a development agreement between the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation and the City of Kansas City, Missouri to construct a National Basketball Experience and Hall of Fame in the Downtown Kansas City Arena.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (11/2/2005)"
Jerry Wiffle, Kevin Henderson, Bill Hall and Jim Haney were present to testify on the NABCF and Hall of Fame project. Mr. Wiffle stated that there would be a floor introduction that would amend the contract for this project in Council Session tomorrow. Bill Hall give a explaination of the tax credit process. Kevin Henderson presented a video highlighting the hall of fame and the college basketball experience. Mayor Barnes testified regarding the project and stated that it was very important to Kansas City and perhaps the world. Mr.Wifflie stated that there are minor issues with the contract and those would be worked out by next Wednesday. There was a request to hold the item until that time.
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 (11/2/2005)"
This item was held until 11/2/05
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley
Nays: 0

051243
Approving a plan for industrial development for the purpose of equipping and furnishing the World Headquarters of H&R Block, Inc. in the Downtown Central Business District of Kansas City, Missouri; and directing the City Clerk to file certain documents with the appropriate offices.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Micheala Hunter, City Development, said that this ordinance was for the purpose of equipping and furniching the World Headqueaters of H &R Block, Inc. The company is the world's largest tax services company. The total capital investment for the project is nearly 200 million dollars. The site would employees an estimated 1,222 with a projected 48 new employees per year for the next 10 years.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley
Nays: 0

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 (11/2/2005)"
This item was held.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley
Nays: 0

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 (11/2/2005)"
This item was held until 11/2/05
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley
Nays: 0

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 (11/2/2005)"
This item was held.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley
Nays: 0

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 (11/2/2005)"
This item was held.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley
Nays: 0

051257
Renaming the Youth Employment Fund to the Youth Opportunities Fund and redirecting 0.5% of budgeted capital improvements projects to promote opportunities for youth in Kansas City; appropriating funds from the Capital Improvement Fund, Fire Sales Tax Fund, and Public Safety Sales Tax Fund to the Youth Opportunities Fund.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
This item was held.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley
Nays: 0

051259
(Sub.)
Appropriating $400,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Capital Improvements Fund for Starlight Theater; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
This item was held.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley
Nays: 0
 
 There will be a Closed Session to discuss a legal matter pursuant to RSMo. 610.021 (1)
 
 closed session begin at 10:20 to 10:25
 
 Staff from the Law Department will brief the committee on HEDFC, Housing & Economic Development Financial Corporation.
 
 Galen Beaufort, explained that the receivership for HEDFC is still in place and claims are being received. The claims process will take an estimated 2 months.