City Council on January 18, 2022


5:30 p.m. Special Session, Council Chambers, 3 Quail Creek Circle

  1. Call to order
  2. Roll call
  3. Approval of the Agenda
  4. General Fund
    1. Public Safety
    2. Public Works
    3. Culture and Recreation
    4. Community and Economic Development
    5. General Government
    6. General Fund Revenues
  5. Road Use Tax Budget
  6. Water Budget
  7. Wastewater Budget
  8. Storm Water Budget
  9. Final Questions and Wrap Up

January 18 Meeting Objective:  Review and discuss department budgets and minor capital projects within the General, Utilities and Road Use Tax Funds.

2nd Budget Meeting Objective (January 25):  Review modifications made to department budgets, discuss and gain consensus on capital projects; resolve any other outstanding budgetary issues.


City Council
January 18, 2022
Special Session
5:30 p.m.

Call to order
Mayor Chris Hoffman called the January 18, 2022 Special Session of the North
Liberty City Council to order at 5:30 p.m. Councilors present: RaQuishia
Harrington, Erek Sittig, Brent Smith, Brian Wayson.
Others present: Ryan Heiar, Grant Lientz, Tracey Mulcahey, Deb Hilton, Ryan
Rusnak, Tom Palmer, Shelly Simpson, Jennie Garner, Nick Bergus, Chief Diane
Venenga, Chief Brian Platz, Greg Metternich, Guy Goldsmith, Michael Pentecost,
and Drew Lammers.

Approval of the Agenda
Harrington moved, Smith seconded to approve the agenda. The vote was all ayes.
Agenda approved.

General Fund
Heiar provided an introduction to the overall budget process.

Public Safety
A summary of the Police, Fire, Building Inspection, Animal Control and Emergency
Management budgets. Chief Venenga, Chief Platz, Palmer, and Pentecost
answered questions regarding proposed budgets.

Public Works
Heiar presented a summary of the budgets on the trash and transit programs.
Council discussed the proposed budgets with Heiar.

Health and Social Services
Heiar presented a summary of the health and social services budget and the
process. Council discussed the budget regarding the amount for Transit and types
of social services requested.

Culture and Recreation
A summary of the proposed Library, Recreation, Parks, Cemetery, Aquatic Center
and Community Center budgets was presented. Garner, Goldsmith and Simpson
answered questions and provided additional information to Council.

Community and Economic Development
The Economic Development, Planning and Zoning and Communications budgets
were summarized for the City Council. Council discussed the Economic
Development budget with Heiar. Bergus presented additional information on the
department’s budget.

General Government
Heiar summarized the Mayor/City Council, Administration, Legal, and Personnel
budget proposals for FY 23. Lientz offered to update Council on the Legal
Department budget.

General Fund Revenues
Heiar presented the summary of the proposed General Fund revenues. The
Council discussed the revenues including the proposed tax levy increase. Road

Use Tax Budget
Heiar and Pentecost presented information on the proposed Road Use Tax
budget. Council discussed the proposal with Pentecost.

Storm Water Budget
The Storm Water budget for FY 23 was presented. Staff is working to draft the
revision to the rate structure for storm water.

Wastewater Budget
Heiar and Drew Lammers advanced the proposed budget for the next fiscal year.
Council discussed the proposal with Lammers.

Water Budget
Heiar and Greg Metternich offered additional information the draft Water budget
for FY 23. Council discussed the draft with Metternich.

Final Questions and Wrap Up
Heiar reported an early start next week, January 25 at 6 p.m. for the Capital
Projects work session.

At 7:50 p.m., Mayor Hoffman adjourned the meeting.



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