City Council on January 19, 2020
Budget Work Session, 5:30 p.m., via Zoom
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- Call to order
- Roll call
- Approval of the Agenda
- General Fund
- Public Safety
- Public Works
- Culture and Recreation
- Community and Economic Development
- General Government
- General Fund Revenues
- Road Use Tax Budget
- Water Budget
- Wastewater Budget
- Storm Water Budget
- Final Questions and Wrap Up
Call to order
Mayor Terry Donahue called the January 19, 2021 Special Session of the North Liberty City Council to order at 5:30 p.m. Councilors present: RaQuishia Harrington, Chris Hoffman, Annie Pollock, 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
Hoffman moved, Harrington seconded to approve the agenda. The vote was all
ayes. Agenda approved.
Heiar provided an introduction to the overall budget process. Wayson arrived at 5:31 p.m.
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.
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. Rusnak and Bergus presented additional information on their departments’ budgets.
Heiar summarized the Mayor/City Council, Administration, Legal, and Personnel budget proposals for FY 22. Lientz offered to update Council on the Legal Department budget. Hilton answered questions of the City Council regarding Personnel budget.
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 22 was presented. Staff is working to draft the revision to the rate structure for storm water.
Heiar and Drew Lammers advanced the proposed budget for the next fiscal year. Council discussed the proposal with Lammers.
Heiar and Greg Metternich offered additional information the draft Water budget for FY 22. Council discussed the draft with Metternich.
General Fund Revenues
Heiar presented the summary of the proposed General Fund revenues. The Council discussed the revenues including the proposed tax levy increase.
Final Questions and Wrap Up
Heiar reported an early start next week, January 26 at 6 p.m. for the Capital Projects work session.
At 7:31 p.m., Mayor Donahue adjourned the meeting