Last Published: 1/25/2010 12:35:11 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:5 - DEB HERMANN, JAN MARCASON, SHARON SANDERS BROOKS, BETH GOTTSTEIN, RUSS JOHNSON
 
 
 Budget Implementation Discussion (This will be discussed at the beginning of the meeting). There was no discussion this week.

090594
Reducing surplus appropriations, transferring funds, appropriating and re-estimating a total of $1,265,900 in the various streetlight funds and authorizing the closure of the 1997B, 2000A and 2002A Streetlight Bond Funds.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, stated that this was a housekeeping ordinance. This ordinance would allow for the transfer of funds to the streetlight fund in order to close a deficit in the account.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

090595
Appropriating $1,254,927.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Public Safety Sales Tax Fund for the Metro Patrol Police Station; and transferring $156,042.00 to the Public Art Fund.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, stated that this was a housekeeping ordinance. It directs Public Sales Tax Funds to be used for the Metro Patrol Station. It also directs money to be used for Metro Patrol (Public Art).
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

090601
Reducing an appropriation in the 2007A GO Bond Fund in the amount of $1,000,000.00 and appropriating it to an account in the 2007A GO Bond Fund for the structural repairs to the American Royal Arena Facility - Exhibition Hall.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (7/29/2009)"
This item was held for one week.

090615
(Sub.)
Cancelling the City Council standing committee meetings and legislative and business sessions scheduled for the week of August 17, 2009.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (7/29/2009)"
This item was held one week in order to allow councilmembers a chance to respond to the cancellation date. Councilwoman Gottstein stated that there would be a possible election ballot item that had a deadline during that week.

060536
(Sub.)
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project 4 of the North Oak Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Kellee Wood, EDC, gave an update on the projects in question. There were three ordinances with requests being made to activate projects. Ordinances 060538 and 060539 were also included in the discussion. The committee substitutes were to change lot descriptions so that they would correspond to the plat. Those testifying to this ordinance were: Doug Coleman, Partner and Robert Johnson, Partner. Mr. Coleman also gave a lease report update on the projects.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

060538
(Sub.)
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project 5B of the North Oak Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
This item was discussed under Ordinance No. 090536.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

060539
(Sub.)
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project 6 of the North Oak Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
This item was discussed under Ordinance No. 090536.
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 (7/29/2009)"

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 "HOLD ON AGENDA (7/29/2009)"

090579
Authorizing a Convention and Entertainment Facilities utilities concessions agreement with Green Wave Technology, Inc.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Oscar McGaskey, Director of Convention and Entertainment Facilities, explained that this ordinance would allow the department to enter into a contract with Greenway Technology to provide various services for conventions and other events. The contract included services such as computer hook-up and telephones. Councilwoman Gottstein talked about the WBE goals issues for this company.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

090591
RESOLUTION - Approving the 2008 Annual Report of the Kansas City, Missouri Downtown Economic Stimulus Authority and authorizing the Director of Finance and the Kansas City, Missouri Downtown Economic Stimulus Authority to submit the report to the Missouri Department of Economic Development. 


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "BE ADOPTED"
Missy Wilson, Representative for the Downtown Economic Stimulus Authority, stated that the resolution was fulfilling a state statute requirement by filing an annual report with the State of Missouri. She talked briefly about the plan (report) and how a portion of the captured savings could be redirected to public projects only. No private projects qualified.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0
 
 The Monthly Financial Reports for April and May, 2009 will be presented. Mary Temple, Controller, gave the financial reports for April and May, 2009. The final projected figures will not be reflected in these months because of the end of the fiscal year activities that need to be completed. There will be a discussion regarding Communication between Council and staff. This item was discussed in an earlier session. Phillip Yelder, Human Relations Director, will give a response to the Performance Audit: Minority and Women Business Enterprise Program. Phillip Yelder, Director of Human Relations, presented a power point presentation in response to an audit regarding MBE/WBE certification. Of the three issues the audit address, Mr. Yelder concentrated on the certification process which the audit indicated it took to long to get certified. He explained in great detail the problems that arise with individuals and companies trying to get certification for the MBE/WBE classifications. There was a discussion on duplicating state certification efforts. Each municipality has a different set of criteria for getting certified but that certification must at least meet the state requirements. The department has been working on establishing an internal customer service process for the initial application intake process. They have also established a goal setting process for shortening the amount of time it takes to get certified. Several committee members suggested having a regional certification. There will be a discussion on Business License. Steve Walsh, Assistant City Attorney, did a power point presentation regarding the proposed changes to the Business License Codes. Several codes would be eliminated from the listing as the type of business no longer exist. Jeff Yates, CFO, explained that the Finance Department was working with civic and business leaders on these changes. The goal was to receive feedback from businesses across the city within the next few weeks. If the feedback was supportive of the changes, the department hoped to have legislation ready for the next election. 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.