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Special City Council Meeting Preliminary Budget Approval FY 18 August 14,2017

 

APPROVED

A  Special Meeting of the City Council (FY 18 Preliminary Budget Approval) was held on Monday, August 14, 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, Mr. Beach,  Mr. Armstrong , City Clerk/Treasurer Audray McCollum and City Administrator Jim Hammons. City Attorney Dean Chisholm and council person Angel Ford were absent.

Announcements:

Mayor Teske welcomed the public.

New Business:

FY 18 Preliminary Budget:

City Clerk/Treasurer Audray McCollum explained how the current mill valuation was determined. The tax levy requirement spreadsheet was then explained.  Ms. McCollum said all funds were good except the sewer fund.  The fund will become negative in the next year if rates are not increased.  Ms. McCollum and Mrs. Williams have been working with all departments to meet their needs for the upcoming year.

Mayor Teske asked what the current mill value was. Ms. McCollum said the value was $2689.06. Ms. McCollum explained the 2 additional emergency mills for FY 17 were included in the current budget, then Gas Tax HB473 was explained.

Mr. Zimmerman thanked Ms. McCollum and Mrs. Williams for all their hard work in making the budget easier to understand.

Alan Gerstenecker, Kootenai Valley Record, asked if the fire relief was fully funded at 6 mills.

Mrs. Williams said it was not and the city was working on getting it rectified.

Mr. Gerstenecker asked if there was adequate funding for street projects. City Administrator Jim Hammons said the city will do more chip sealing than paving. Chip sealing is less expensive.

Council discussion followed on the different department budgets.

Mrs. Smith MADE A MOTION TO ADOPT THE PRELIMARY BUDGET FOR FY 18.

Mr. Armstrong SECOND.

MOTION PASSED.

Adjournment:

Meeting was ADJOURNED at 7:27 pm.