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City Council on January 29, 2019


6:30 p.m., Special Session
City Council Chambers

  1. Call to order
  2. Roll call
  3. Approval of the Agenda
  4. Budget Presentation – FY 2020
    1. Remaining operational budget items
    2. Capital Improvements
  5. Council Vacancy
    1. Discussion and possible action on vacancy
  6. Adjournment


Call to order

Mayor Terry Donahue called the January 29, 2019 Special Session of the North Liberty City Council to order at 6:30 p.m. Councilors present: Jennifer Goings, Chris Hoffman, Sarah Madsen, Annie Pollock and Jim Sayre.

Others present: Ryan Heiar, Tracey Mulcahey, Erek Sittig, Shelly Simpson, Kevin Trom, Michael Pentecost, Guy Goldsmith, Brian Platz, Joel Miller, Steve Sherman and other interested parties.

Mayor Donahue presented a plaque of appreciation to Councilor Jim Sayre for his tenure on the City Council.

Approval of the Agenda

Pollock moved, Madsen seconded to approve the Agenda. The vote was all ayes. Agenda approved.

Budget Presentation – FY 2020

Council discussed the proposed social service funding for the upcoming fiscal year.  The consensus was to fund $117,000 with $5,000 coming from the FY 18 surplus.  Council consensus on the General Fund Tax Rate increase was to utilize $120,000 from the FY 18 surplus to eliminate the need to increase the tax rate for FY 2020.  Fire Chief Platz presented the upcoming fire apparatus requests, pumper and tanker trucks. Council discussed the purchase of new trucks. Heiar, Street Superintendent Michael Pentecost and City Engineer Kevin Trom presented information on the proposed street projects. Council discussed the projects with staff.  Pentecost, Heiar, Trom and Parks Superintendent Guy Goldsmith presented information on proposed drainage improvement projects. Council discussed the proposed projects with staff.  Heiar presented information on the proposed parks, trails and aquatics projects for FY 20. Council discussed the proposals with staff.  Heiar and Goldsmith

presented information on the proposed improvements to the dog park land. Council discussed the proposal with staff.  The consensus was to move ahead with Phase 1.

Council discussed the CIP.  Discussion on using the FY 18 set aside was undertaken to help determine funding of some CIP projects.  A preliminary designation of funds was determined. Council will see a resolution regarding the final determination on the February 12 agenda.

Council Vacancy

Erek Sittig and Ryan Heiar assisted with the conversation regarding the upcoming Council vacancy.  Pollock moved, Goings seconded to have an election on the soonest possible date, March 12.  After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Goings, Madsen, Pollock; nays – Hoffman, Sayre. Motion carried.


At 8:10 p.m., Mayor Donahue adjourned the meeting.



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