Last Published: 12/6/2006 11:13:42 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:3 - EVERT ASJES, PAUL DANAHER, BECKY NACE
Excused:1 - ALVIN BROOKS
 

030024
Awarding contracts for life insurance and disability insurance and authorizing the Director of Human Resources to renew the contract with Standard Insurance Company for group life insurance benefits and group long-term disability insurance benefits for City employees and for group life insurance benefits for retirees for the period of May 1, 2003 through April 30, 2004.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Susan Giffee, Human Resources Department, testified on behalf of this ordinance. This ordinance would authorize a one year renewal for long term disability and life insurance. The rates provided to the city will not change. The total cost for the contract will decrease.
Ayes: 3 - Asjes, Danaher, Nace
Nays: 0

030025
Awarding contracts for health insurance and authorizing the Director of Human Resources to enter into a contract with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas City for health insurance benefits for City employees and retirees and to enter into a contract with Humana, Inc., for health insurance benefits for certain City retirees for the period of May 1, 2003 through April 30, 2004.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"

030026
Awarding contracts for dental insurance and authorizing the Director of Human Resources to renew the contracts with CIGNA Dental Health for the DHMO plan and with Delta Dental for the PPO plan for dental insurance for City employees and retirees for the period of May 1, 2003 through April 30, 2004.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Susan Giffee, Human Resources Department, testified on behalf of this ordinance. This ordinance would authorize a contract renewal for dental services for city employees. There will be no changes in the benefits.
Ayes: 3 - Asjes, Danaher, Nace
Nays: 0

030043
(Sub.)
Authorizing the City Manager to execute an Adoption Agreement establishing an accumulated leave plan to be provided by ING Life Insurance and Annuity Company.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Bill Geary, Law Department, testified on behalf of this ordinance. This ordinance would authorize a new vacation leave plan (called "Accumulated Leave Plan"). The city has the approval of the IRS. This plan would allow the vacation leave from selected potential retirees to be put into a plan and to be used at the employees age of fifty five years. Under the plan the employee would benefit from deferral of federal and state income taxes. ING is the sponsor for the plan.

021487
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 2-931 and enacting a new Section 2-931 in its place, regarding the neighborhood tourist development fund allocation; enacting a new Section 2-940, establishing a procedure for expenditure of certain funds allocated for the American Jazz Museum Complex and enacting a new Section 2-941, establishing a procedure for expenditure of certain funds allocated for international trade activities.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
 
 Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present a Performance Audit, "Telephone Billing Process". Staff from the Budget Office will present a report entitled "Mid-Year Analysis of Revenues & Expenditures".

010094
Waiving payments in lieu of taxes of the Housing Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, for years 1997-2000.

010740
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to exclude from future budget proposals revenue estimates which are based on increases in fees which have not been approved by the Council.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

010924
RESOLUTION - Establishing a policy for the use of tax increment financing.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

011726
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to provide the City Council and City Plan Commission with an annual report on aggregate financial information related to economic development incentives and their impact on the City fiscal capacity and condition, and to inform the Budget and Audit Committee of the assumptions to be used in the report.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

020238
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Establishing a policy relating to public financing of certain costs of issuing City-backed municipal bonds including certain development costs.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"

020258
RESOLUTION - Stating the Council´s intention to suspend a guiding principle regarding the targeted increase in funds designated for deferred/capital maintenance purpose for the next fiscal year and stating the Council´s intention regarding future budgeting for deferred/capital maintenance purposes.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

020264
RESOLUTION - Reaffirming Committee Substitute for Resolution No. 950505, which stated the Council´s intention regarding the appropriation of certain revenues generated by gaming operations for deferred maintenance and capital improvement projects; stating the Council´s intention regarding unanticipated revenues.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

020294
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to prepare and issue within 14 days of the date of passage of this Resolution, a request for proposals for the private management of the American Royal Center Facilities.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

020297
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Stating the Council´s intention to submit to the voters at the August 6, 2002 election, a proposition to issue general obligation bonds in the approximate par amount of $35 million to be used for the City´s capital improvement program.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "RELEASED"

020480
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Auditor to audit the process for procuring health insurance for city employees.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "RELEASED"