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July 31, 2017 City Council Budget Work Session Minutes

MINUTES

HALTOM CITY COUNCIL/STAFF BUDGET WORKSHOP NORTHEAST CENTER

3201 Friendly Lane, Haltom City, Texas 76117 July 31, 2017

A Council/Staff Budget Workshop was held by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, on July 31, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the Northeast Center, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present, to-wit:

Mayor David Averitt Mayor Pro-Tem Dr. An Truong

Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn Council Place 4 Trae Fowler

Council Place 5 Bob Watkins Council Place 6 Ricky Brown Council Place 2 Walter Grow was absent.

Staff Present: Keith Lane, City Manager; Rex Phelps, Assistant City Manager; Art Camacho, City Secretary; Jennifer Fung, Finance Director; Perry Bynum, Fire Chief; Cody Phillips, Police Chief; Glenna Batchelor, Interim Planning and Community Development Director; Toni Beckett, Human Resources and Risk Management Director; Lesly Smith, Library Director; Sidonna Foust, Director of Customer Service; Christi Pruitt, Parks and Recreation Director; Selina McBeth, Budget Analyst; Jon Stevenson, Finance Controller, and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor David Averitt called the Budget Workshop to order at 6:00 p.m.

DISCUSSION

  1. Discussion on Upcoming Budgetary Issues and Priorities for FY 2017-18.

    Finance Director Jennifer Fung continued her presentation of several department decision package requests and a discussion was held regarding expenditures, new parks field maintenance, new park rental pricing, new personnel reclassification, and the projected water and sewer rates.

    Mayor Averitt called for a recess at 7:40 p.m. and resumed the meeting at 7:52 p.m.

    City Manager Keith Lane and Public Works Director Greg Van Nieuwenhuize provided a review of the meeting they had with the City of Fort Worth in regard to the water and sewer rate increase, which included water acquisition costs and the projected increases for the water and sewer rate to 2022.

  2. Discussion on Bond Proposition.

City Manager Keith Lane presented several alternative methods of funding a new Fire Station # 3, Law Enforcement Center, and City Hall. A discussion was held regarding the debt amount, plan development, and the anticipated bond proposition.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt adjourned the Budget Workshop at 8:50 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor