MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL MEETING TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2019
A meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners of Kansas City, Missouri was held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust, Kansas City.
Commissioner Nathan Garrett, President Commissioner Leland Shurin, Vice President Commissioner Don Wagner, Treasurer Commissioner Mark Tolbert, Member Mr. David V. Kenner, Secretary/Attorney Richard Smith, Chief of Police Deputy Chief Mark Francisco, Executive Services Bureau Deputy Chief Roger Lewis, Investigations Bureau Captain Paul Luster, Financial Services Unit Sergeant Jennifer Weimhold, Chief’s Office Manager Kristine Reiter, Budget Unit Jennifer Atterbury, General Counsel
Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James, Jr., Member
This meeting was called to order at 9:03 a.m. by Commissioner Garrett. Everyone in attendance did so via telephone conference. Mayor James had an excused absence.
Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2018-19. Deputy Chief Mark Francisco presented a memorandum dated April 22, 2019, detailing Ordinance 180872, which was passed by the City Council on December 6, 2018. The Ordinance provides $90,000 to the Department in support of case workers. Deputy Chief Francisco recommended acceptance of Ordinance 180872, and authorize increases to the Justice Assistance Grant Fund.
A motion was made by Commissioner Wagner, with a second by Commissioner Tolbert, to accept Ordinance 180872, and authorize an increase in the amount of $90,000 to the Justice Assistance Grant Fund. The vote was 4-0.
Supplemental Appropriations and Transfers for Fiscal Year 2018-19. Deputy Chief Francisco presented a memorandum dated April 22, 2019, to recommend acceptance of Ordinance 190275, passed by the City Council on April 11, 2019, and authorize increases to the General Fund. This is a $3,000,000 salary adjustment for the overtime worked during homicides, demonstrations around the City, etc. The City provides this salary adjustment as an incentive for the Department to continue working efficiently and completing investigations and tasks in a timely manner.
A motion was made by Commissioner Tolbert, with a second by Commissioner Shurin, to accept Ordinance 190275, and authorize an increase in the amount of $3,000,000, to the General Fund. The vote was 4-0.
Adjustments to Special Revenue Accounts for Fiscal Year 2018-19. Deputy Chief Francisco presented a memorandum dated April 22, 2019, to recommend approval of transfers and appropriations to prepare for the closing of Fiscal Year 2018-19, and to prevent accounts from going deficit. These appropriations affect the Special Services Fund and the Federal Seizure and Forfeiture Fund.
A motion was made by Commissioner Wagner, with a second by Commissioner Shurin, to approve the transfers and appropriations as presented. The vote was 4-0 in favor.
A motion was made by Commissioner Wagner, with a second by Commissioner Tolbert, to adjourn its open meeting at 9:09 a.m. and reconvene in closed session. The vote was 4-0 in favor. Following polling, Commissioner Wagner voted aye, Commissioner Garrett voted aye, Commissioner Tolbert voted aye, and Commissioner Shurin voted aye.