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Public Hearing FY 18 Budget August 28,2017



A  Special Meeting of the City Council Public Hearing for FY 18 Budget was held on Monday, August 28, 2017 in the Council Chambers at City Hall.


Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Brent Teske.

Present were Mrs. Williams, Mr. Zimmerman, Mrs. Smith, Mr. Beach,  Mr. Armstrong , Mrs. Ford, City Clerk/Treasurer Audray McCollum and City Administrator Jim Hammons. City Attorney Dean Chisholm was absent.


Mayor Teske welcomed the public.

New Business:

FY 18 Budget Public Hearing:

Mrs. Williams said the Fire Relief was increased to 17.52 mills. Mrs. Smith asked if the budget still balanced without having the current union negations for salaries in place. Mrs. Williams said the salaries had been included.

Alan Gerstenecker, Kootenai Valley Record, asked where the additional mills for the fire relief come from?

Mrs. Williams said the general fund mills were decreased.

Mr. Gerstenecker asked if the Fire Relief fund would be fully funded according to state statue. Mrs. Williams said their pay out would be funded, but building the reserve fund would need more mills.

Mrs. Smith asked how taking the additional mills would affect the general fund.  Ms. McCollum said there is not a cushion in the general fund. If anything bad happens she doesn’t know what the city will do.

The budget will be on the agenda for approval on September 5.


Mr. Armstrong MADE A MOTION to adjourn the meeting.

Mrs. Ford SECOND.

Williams, Zimmerman, Smith, Beach, Armstrong and Ford voted FOR.


Meeting was ADJOURNED at 7:05 pm.





______________                         Attest; ______________________________

Mayor, Brent Teske                          Audray J. McCollum, City Clerk-Treasurer