Minutes of the
Tentative Budget Meeting
City Hall Council
April 27, 2007 7:00 a.m.
Mayor Joe L. Piccolo
Jeff Nielson John Daniels, Human Resource Director
Rick Davis Laurie Tryon, City Recorder
Kathy Hanna-Smith Aleck Shilaos, Police Chief
Nick Tatton, Community Director
Paul BeDont, Fire Chief
TENTATIVE BUDGET WORKSHOP- Fiscal Year 2007-2008
The budget is lower this year than last year by approximately $100,000. Employees are becoming more productive and efficient in combining duties without cutting services.
The four positions that are in review for possible additional staffing are:
This position would enhance building services. The Building Maintenance department has taken many cuts in the last year and although service has not decreased, it is the long term maintenance that needs to be evaluated. Cleaning services has been contracted out this year which has been cost effective and productive. The Building Technician position would be geared for long term preventive maintenance to prolong the City equipment.
School Resource Officer (SRO)-
This position would be used to
offset costs and time the Police department is currently handling with over 60%
of the dispatch calls in
Facility Security- Part-time
This position would be to take preventive measures for the safety of City buildings, equipment and property. This person would provide security watch for vandalism and other security issues from the cameras that are stationed throughout the City.
The streets department needs an additional full-time person to assist with the street services and response of resolving issues. The growth of the community will have an effect on the City streets, sidewalks, parks and buildings. Contract, seasonal and part-time employees are no longer an option for this position. Necessary work and maintenance issues are beginning to fall behind.
Tentative Budget Cuts-
Facility Security- $8,300.00
Police O.T. - $5,000.00
Police Vehicle $28,000.00 (to be funded by Drug Task Force Restitution Money
Tentative Budget Changes-
Domes Repairs $250,000 (from $175,000) Add to 2008-2009 Budget
Increase the availability of
funds from $200.00 to $500.00 and the allowance from $50.00 to $100.00 at any
Nick Tatton had an original request of $23,500 for the Economic Development budget for 2007-2008. This amount would be used for the conference room facility renovations; the Demand Site Management program (DSM); the city participation in the BEAR program, and the travel fund for the Community Director position. He would like to total to be placed back in the final budget. It was requested that Nick Tatton report back to Council after further research on the travel activities. The amount of $5000 was deducted for the conference room chairs. The conference room renovations cannot be done at this time. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to approve $8,000 be placed back in the Economic Development budget for 2007-2008 for DSM and $3500 for the BEAR program. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy. Motion carried.
MOTION. Councilmember Davis moved to adjourn the public tentative budget meeting. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nielson. Meeting adjourned at 12:09 p.m.
Mayor Joe L. Piccolo
City Recorder, Laurie Tryon