Last Published: 10/26/2009 9:21:46 AM
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). The topic of discussion was bulky items. Michael Shaw, Solid Waste Manager led a power point presentation on bulky items. Also on hand were Dennis Gagnon, Public Works and Jessica Kidwell, Consultant. Mr. Shaw stated that Resolution 090663 was being revisited with the intention of abolishing the appointment system for bulky item pickup and going back to the original system. The department was also handed the task of looking for alternative solutions to the problems with bulky items. Mr. Shaw spoke on where the program stood today. He talked about the impact the appointment system had on the program and how it impacted the 3-1-1 Action Center case load. Statistics on the Citizens Satisfaction Survey were presented. He talked about the reduction in the Litter Index Collection numbers as well. He then talked about the proposed changes to the Regular Bulky Collection Services. A discussion on equal services throughout the city followed. A proposed Bulky Item Express Service was talked about. Councilwoman Hermann asked that the legal department be consulted on this item before going any further with the concept. Mr. Shaw also informed the committee that the city had two locations in the city where bulky items could be taken for a fee. Councilman Johnson suggested that companies offering transfer services be listed. City Manager Cauthen suggested putting a list on the city's website. Councilwoman Hermann suggested asking for a RFP or an offer for bids. Councilwoman Sanders Brooks stated that any listing but put in alphabetical order so that there could be no negative feedback about any listing posted.

090790
Authorizing a $1,496,980.00 contract with Barsto Construction, Inc., for Project No. 890B0404 – Robert J. Mohart Phase III Renovations; authorizing the City Manager to amend and increase this contract by up to $224,547.00; and authorizing the City Manager to expend $1,721,527.00 for the contract.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

090825
Reducing and appropriating $200,000.00 in the General Fund for special transit projects.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, testified that this ordinance was to reallocate the funds that had been previously appropriated for the Westport Business (Trolley) ordinance.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Marcason, 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 (9/30/2009)"

090785
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Determining that the Public Safety Radio Project is a basic capital infrastructure which can be financed with proceeds from certain general obligation bonds to be issued by the City; declaring the intent of the Council to reimburse itself and authorizing the Director of Finance to develop financing for the project in an amount not to exceed $35,000,000.00.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/30/2009)"

090786
(Sub.)
Estimating and appropriating $375,000.00 in prior-year health insurance rebates in the General Fund for the purpose of continuing work on the City’s self-funded health insurance initiative.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Troy Schulte, Budget Officer, explained that this was money to be used in the ongoing process of self-funded health insurance for the City. Most of the unions are in favor of the move to the plan. Councilwoman Gottstein stated that the insurance committee was still trying to get a affirmative commitment from the Police Department.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein
Nays: 0
 
 There will be an ARTS Report on Stormwater fee billing. Sean Hennessey, Water Services made the presentation on the report. He covered all the items listed by the City Auditor's Office. All but one had been resolved. The issue of billing and collection money from the Parks and Recreation Department is still trying to be resolved. This item is continued. 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.