Last Published: 10/15/2007 2:15:41 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - CHARLES EDDY
Present:2 - BILL SKAGGS, JOHN FAIRFIELD
Out:2 - ALVIN BROOKS, TERRY RILEY
 

070273
(Sub.)
Giving permission to St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City to construct and maintain an underground fiber optic line and waiving the encroachment fee of $12,103.00.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Elizabeth Garvin, Attorney for St. Luke's Hospital and Travis Kiefer, City Development both testified regarding the installation of underground fiber optic lines and encroachment fees for the project. The Representative asked that the fee be waived so that the project can move forward without delay. The fee amount is $12,103.00.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Skaggs, Fairfield
Nays: 0

070274
(Sub.)
Authorizing a $1,153,860.00 contract with Realm Construction, Inc., for Project No. 89008151–pavement rehabilitation along Southwest Trafficway; reducing and appropriating funds in the amount of $153,860.00 in the General Fund; and authorizing the Director of Public Works to expend up to $1,153,860.00 for the contract.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Greg Recost, explained that the ordinance is for the purpose of rehabilitation of the concrete pavement including full depth repair, dowel bar retro fitting and diamond grinding along Southwest Trafficway from 1-35 to 31st Street.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Skaggs, Fairfield
Nays: 0

070283
Approving a $1,726,022.52 contract with Ace Pipe Cleaning, Inc. for Contract No. 120, Catch Basin Replacements - 2006 Phase K; authorizing the Director of Water Services to expend $1,973,624.00 for the project; and authorizing the Director of Finance to return unexpended appropriations to the appropriate account.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
A Water Services representative said that the ordinance would provide for catch basin replacements phase K 2006. He commented that there was a backlog of storm water catch basins and drop inlets that need to be repaired/replaced with in the third district which or a high priority. These projects will be funded by GO bond sale proceeds.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Skaggs, Fairfield
Nays: 0

070290
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Auditor to prepare a report analyzing the effectiveness of the 2003 early retirement incentive program as a means of cutting costs.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Councilman Skaggs and Gary White both testified regarding the report analyzing the effectiveness of the 2003 early retirement incentive program as a means of cutting cost. He agreed to give a presentation at a later date.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Skaggs, Fairfield
Nays: 0

070291
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim entitled Ann Carmean, Claim No. T0607-0240K.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
This item was discussed in Closed Session. The Committee agreed to immediately adopted the ordinance.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Skaggs, Fairfield
Nays: 0

070292
Reducing appropriations in the amount of $115,000.00 in the General Fund; appropriating $725,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Troy Schulte, Budget Department, stated that the ordinance would extend funding to the City Clerk's office needed to cover unexpected cost related to special election, federal lobbyist, recording and general operation expenditure.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Skaggs, Fairfield
Nays: 0

070294
Authorizing a $300,000.00 Facility Repair and Maintenance Contract with MVP Painting, LLC for maintenance and repair at various City-owned facilities; authorizing the Director of Public Works to extend the contract at the City’s discretion; and authorizing the Director of Pubic Works to amend and decrease the contract amount without further City Council approval.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Robert Reed,Convention and Visitors Department, explained that this ordinance would allow for annual facility repairs and maintenance and painting for city owned buildings. The is an estimated $300,000 for the cost.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Skaggs, Fairfield
Nays: 0

070299
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to identify a source of a $50,000.00 commitment to the City’s participation in a neighborhood camera pilot project in conjunction with the Kansas City Police Department and the Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission; and directing the City Manager to take the necessary steps to enter into that pilot project.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
A Representative from the police department reviewed the pilot project that would install cameras that would allow continued monitoring through the east gate patrol in an area near 27th St. He also added information regarding the funding source. He said that an estimated $100,000 would cover the cost of purchasing and installing eight cameras. The project is a partnership between the State, County and Federal governments and includes the Kansas City, Kansas side. Councilman Skaggs asked if there would be dummy cameras. The representative said that it was under consideration. He explained that in other cities with similar projects that criminal will still act even with the camera's in place so the thought process is not to move the camera or install so called dummy cameras but to add cameras to eliminate the crime. Minnesota and Chicago have both had the similar programs for sometime and have had much success. There were questions from several committee members and the committee agreed that the project was a good one and that it should move forward.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Skaggs, Fairfield
Nays: 0

070117
Estimating and appropriating to the 2006 GO Bond Fund to continue construction on the Robert J. Mohart Multi-Purpose Building projects; authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into a $123,220.00 contract with Tevis Architectural Group for Project No. 890A0404 Robert J. Mohart Multi-Purpose Building; authorizing the City Manager to expend $123,220.00; and declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself from bond proceeds for certain expenditures.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
This item was recommended to be held off the agenda.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Skaggs, Fairfield
Nays: 0
 
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