Monday Capital Committtee Meeting

yTkejEGTE9 am Monday, September 17th, 2018
St. Louis City Capital Committee
Room 311, City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar Notice/Agenda

The City Capital Committee is established by ordinance and includes…
1) Budget Director (who chairs)
2) Community Development Agency Director
3) President, Board of Public Service
4) President, Board of Aldermen (or designee)
5) One Alderman appointed by Board President (16th Ward Alderman Tom Oldenburg)
6) Board of Aldermen Ways & Means Chair or designee (26th Ward Alderman Frank Williamson)
7) Comptroller (or designee)
8) One management staffer @ Comptroller Office
9) Mayor (or designee)

The City has no webpage for this committee, no Meeting Minutes posted online.

This Committee continues to meet and act in violation of City Ordinance requiring input from Citizens Capital Improvements Advisory Committee with members from each ward. Committeewoman Ceselski wrote about this issue earlier this year.

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$50 Million Bond Issue Proposal Heads to Board of Aldermen

yTkejEGTEWe will discuss this at Sunday’s 5th & 7th Wards Meeting.

Make Your Voices Heard. Contact your Alderman and Mayor, Comptroller, Board President. Contact info at end of post.

Comptroller Darlene Green previously called for a vote on a $50 Million GO bond issue.

Step one in the process is the City Capital Committee. It met twice, neither attended by any Media, and produced the following line items for a 2018 election on a $50 Million GO Bond ballot issue:

$1 Million of the proposed $50 Million Bond Issue would go for the cost of issuance.

Fire Department
$   192,000 for 4 Command Vehicles
$   125,000 for 1 Heavy Duty Truck (Air)
$   209,000 for 1 Heavy Duty Truck (Fuel)
$1,300,000 for 100′ Aerial Platform
$1,250,000 for 5 Ambulances (Med Duty)
$8,440,000 for 8 Pumpers w/ 75′ Ladder (down from proposed 9 @ $9,495,000)
$2,400,000 for 4 Pumpers (up from proposed 2 @ $1,600,000)
$     70,000 for 1 Fire Investigation Unit Vehicle
$     60,000 for 1 Service Truck
$     60,000 for 1 Tire Truck
(Deleted- $250,000 for a Foam/Chemical Truck)
$1,105,000 for Fire Station Roofs
$   592,000 for Fire Station Generators

Police Department
$6,500,000 for Radio Equipment (placeholder amount- SLMPD radio vendor- Motorola- informed City late 2017 that it would be discontinuing service & parts supply for the units in 2018.)
$1,300,000 for Property Custody/SWAT HQ (that stands out because the 2015 GO Bond had $2,100,00 earmarked to retrofit a bldg for SLMPD property custody storage)

Corrections Department
$   165,000 for Plumbing Repair
$   200,000 for Showers & Toilets
$1,200,000 for Video Security Equipment Upgrades
$3,220,000 for Air Conditioning Dorm, Chapel, Gym, Pods, Kitchen, Cafeteria (temporary AC units will be used 2018)
$     12,000 for Sprinkler Heads (Pods)
$   900,000 for Sprinkler System (Dorm)
$   800,000 for Boiler Replacement Courts and Juvenile Detention
$5,000,000 for HVAC

City Hall & Other Municipal Buildings
$1,000,000 for HVAC $1,300,000 for Restroom Upgrades (City Hall)
$1,600,000 to Replace Electrical Switchgear & Panel Boards (City Hall, Oddly, ongoing leaking roof at City Hall, is not on the list.
$1,000,000 for Miscellaneous Building Repairs
$5,000,000 for Accounting & Payroll System
$1,500,000 for ADA Transition Plan

Bridge Projects
$2,500,000 (Southwest @ Columbia; Compton; $1 M+ needed for the Kingshighway viaduct, McRee to Manchester)

The proposal now goes to the Board of Estimate & Apportionment (E & A: Mayor, Comptroller, Board President), then Board of Aldermen, including a hearing. E & A meets this Wednesday/Jan 17th but has not posted agenda online as of noon Sunday, usually posts only 24 hours in advance.

There are no citywide elections scheduled for St. Louis City until the August Primary and November General State Elections. There is no money budgeted by the City for an April municipal election or other citywide special election. Last November’s special election costs for the vote on Prop P sales tax was funded by the use tax generated from last April’s Prop 1 sales tax for Economic Development (Metrolink expansion, neighborhood revitalization, public safety,…)

2016 GO Bond ballot issue

Here is the progress report for the 2016 GO Bond Issue

Who is on the City Capital Committee that has advanced this bond issue?
1) Budget Director (who chairs)
2) Community Development Agency Director
3) President, Board of Public Service
4) Lewis Reed, President, Board of Aldermen (or designee)
5) One Alderman appointed by Board President: 16th Ward Alderman Tom Oldeburg
6) Board of Aldermen Ways & Means Chair (or designee) – 26th Ward Alderman Frank Williamson
7) Comptroller Darlene Green (or designee)
8) One management staffer @ Comptroller Office
9) Mayor Lyda Krewson (or designee)

The City has no webpage for City Capital Committee, no Meeting Minutes posted online, and the meetings are not videotaped and posted on the City’s YoutTube channel.

There is also a Citizens Advisory Committee for Capital Expenditures established by ordinance and consisting of…
2 members appointed by each of the City’s 28 Aldermen
4 members appointed by Mayor
4 members appointed by Comptroller
4 members appointed by Board President

There is no webpage for this Citizens committee, no Meeting Minutes posted online. I have made a Sunshine request for the last Meeting Minutes of the committee in hopes of finding out who is on it. Will share when/if I get it.

The ordinances creating both of these committees are found at City Code 5.35.020, 5.35.030, 5.35.040 https://library.municode.com/mo/st._louis/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TIT5REFI_CH5.35CAFU_5.35.020CO

Let elected officials know what you think. Contact Information…
Mayor Lyda Krewson
Comptroller Darlene Green
Members of Board of Aldermen

— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman

Meeting #2: Friday $50M GO Bond Ballot Issue for 2018

yTkejEGTEMake Your Voices Heard. Contact your Alderman and Mayor, Comptroller, Board President. Contact info at end of post.

Meeting #2
2 pm Friday, January 12, 2018
City Capital Committee
Board of Public Service Conference Room
Room 305, City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar Meeting Notice/Agenda
The Agenda is a proposed $50 Million GO Bond ballot issue, the second meeting of the City Capital Committee on this issue. No media attended the first meeting to my knowledge.

Information on the first meeting here

Last month, Comptroller Darlene Green called for a vote on a $50 Million GO bond issue.

There are no citywide elections scheduled for St. Louis City until the August Primary and November General State Elections. There is no money budgeted by the City for an April municipal election or other citywide special election. Last November’s special election costs for the vote on Prop P sales tax was funded by the use tax generated from last April’s Prop 1 sales tax for Economic Development (Metrolink expansion, neighborhood revitalization, public safety,…)

2016 GO Bond ballot issue

The City Capital Committee is established by ordinance and has nine members: Budget Director (who chairs), Community Development Agency Director, President Board of Public Service, President Board of Aldermen (or designee), One Alderman appointed by Board President, Board of Aldermen Ways & Means Chair (or designee), Comptroller (or designee), One management staffer @ Comptroller Office, Mayor (or designee).

The City has no webpage for City Capital Committee and there are no Meeting Minutes posted online. At this time, we know the name of only one of the two Aldermen members of the committee- new Ways & Means (Budget) Chair 26th Ward Alderman Frank Williamson.

There is also a Citizens Advisory Committee for Capital Expenditures established by ordinance and consisting of… 2 members appointed by each of the City’s 28 Aldermen, 4 members appointed by Mayor, 4 members appointed by Comptroller, 4 members appointed by Board President.

There is no webpage for this Citizens committee, no Meeting Minutes posted online. A Sunshine request has been made for the last Meeting Minutes of the committee in hopes of finding out who is on it.

The ordinances creating both of these committees are found at City Code 5.35.020, 5.35.030, 5.35.040.

There was a Draft 1/4/2018 circulated at Monday meeting but immediately revised.

$1 Million of the proposed $50 Million Bond Issue would go for the cost of issuance.

Fire Department Vehicles
(deleted- proposed $300,000 for 6 First Responder Vehicles, 4×4 crew cab)
$   192,000 for 4 Command Vehicles (first proposed as $141,000 for 3)
$   125,000 for 1 Heavy Duty Truck (Air)
$   209,000 for 1 Heavy Duty Truck (Fuel)
$1,300,000 for 100′ Aerial Platform
$1,250,000 for 5 Ambulances (Med Duty)
$9,495,000 for 9 Pumper w/ 75′ Ladder
$1,600,000 for 2 Pumpers
$   250,000 for 1 Foam/Chemical Truck
$     70,000 for 1 Fire Investigation Unit
$     60,000 for 1 Service Truck
$     60,000 for 1 Tire Truck
$1,100,000 for Fire Station Roofs
$   592,000 for Fire Station Generators

Police Department
$6,500,000 for Radio Equipment (placeholder amount- SLMPD radio vendor- Motorola- informed City late 2017 that it would be discontinuing service & parts supply for the units in 2018)
$1,300,000 for Property Custody/SWAT HQ (that stands out because the 2015 GO Bond had $2,100,00 earmarked to retrofit a bldg for SLMPD property custody storage)

Corrections Department
$   165,000 for Plumbing Repair
$   200,000 for Showers & Toilets
$1,200,000 for Video Security Equipment Upgrades
$3,229,000 for Air Conditioning Dorm, Chapel, Gym, Pods, Kitchen, Cafeteria (temporary AC units will be used 2018)
$     12,000 for Sprinkler Heads (Pods)
$   900,000 for Sprinkler System (Dorm)
$   800,000 for Boiler Replacement Courts and Juvenile Detention
$5,000,000 for HVAC

City Hall & Other Municipal Buildings
$1,000,000 for HVAC
$1,300,000 for Restroom Upgrades (City Hall)
$1,600,000 to Replace Electrical Switchgear & Panel Boards (City Hall) Oddly, ongoing leaking roof at City Hall, is not on the list.
$1,000,000 for Miscellaneous Building Repairs

Accounting & Payroll System
$5,000,000

ADA Transition Plan $1,000,000 (reduced from $1,500,000)

Bridge Projects $2,500,000 (Southwest @ Columbia; Compton; $1 M+ needed for the Kingshighway viaduct, McRee to Manchester)

Progress Report for the 2016 GO Bond Issue

Nothing is written in stone yet. When the Capital Committee is finished, the proposal must go through Board of Estimate and Apportionment (Mayor, Comptroller, Board President) and Board of Aldermen before going on ballot.

Let elected officials know what you think. Contact Information…
Mayor Lyda Krewson
Comptroller Darlene Green
Board President Lewis Reed
Members of Board of Aldermen

Monday Meeting: New GO Bond Ballot Issue

yTkejEGTEMake Your Voices Heard. Contact your Alderman and Mayor, Comptroller, Board President. Contact info at end of post.

UPDATED regarding aldermen on Capital Committee

9 am Monday, January 8, 2018
City Capital Committee
Board of Public Service Conference Room
Room 305, City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public

*City Online Calendar Meeting Notice/Agenda

The Agenda for this meeting is a proposed GO Bond ballot issue. Last month, Comptroller Darlene Green called for a vote on a $50 Million GO bond issue.

There are no citywide elections scheduled for St. Louis City until the August Primary and November General State Elections. There is no money budgeted by the City for an April municipal election or other citywide special election. Last November’s special election costs for the vote on Prop P sales tax was funded by the use tax generated from last April’s Prop 1 sales tax for Economic Development (Metrolink expansion, neighborhood revitalization, public safety,…)

2016 Go Bond ballot issue

The City Capital Committee is established by ordinance and includes…
1) Budget Director (who chairs)
2) Community Development Agency Director
3) President, Board of Public Service
4) President, Board of Aldermen (or designee)
5) One Alderman appointed by Board President
6) Board of Aldermen Ways & Means Chair (or designee) – this seat on the committee is vacant because the Ways & Means Chair was appointed Assessor by Mayor and Board President has not announced/appointed a new Ways & Means Chair
7) Comptroller (or designee)
8) One management staffer @ Comptroller Office
9) Mayor (or designee)

The City has no webpage for this committee, no Meeting Minutes posted online. 24th Ward Alderman Scott Ogilvie was a Board of Aldermen representative on the Capital Committee until 18 months ago. 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer says she inquired last week about the alderman seat on the Capital Committee and believes it is vacant.

There is also a Citizens Advisory Committee for Capital Expenditures established by ordinance and consisting of…
2 members appointed by each of the City’s 28 Aldermen
4 members appointed by Mayor 4 members appointed by Comptroller
4 members appointed by Board President

There is no webpage for this Citizens committee, no Meeting Minutes posted online.

The ordinances creating both of these committees is found at City Code 5.35.020, 5.35.030, 5.35.040. 
Contact Information…
Mayor Lyda Krewson
Comptroller Darlene Green
Board President Lewis Reed
Members of Board of Aldermen

*Friday morning- meeting notices for this meeting were taped outside elevators at City Hall. The notice was not posted to the City Online Calendar.

Noon Friday- a copy of the notice was posted on Twitter asking Mayor, Board President, Comptroller, about the lack of online notice.
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Friday-Saturday afternoon- Comments were posted regarding the lack of online information.
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5:30 pm Saturday- Meeting Notice was posted online and the Mayor’s Twitter account announced same. Now the Mayor has been asked to post additional information online.
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