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July 25, 2017 City Council Budget Work Session Minutes



3201 Friendly Lane, Haltom City, Texas 76117 July 25, 2017

A Council/Staff Budget Workshop was held by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, on July 25, 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 2 Walter Grow

Council Place 4 Trae Fowler Council Place 5 Bob Watkins Council Place 6 Ricky Brown

Staff Present: Keith Lane, City Manager; Art Camacho, City Secretary; Jennifer Fung, Finance Director; Perry Bynum, Fire Chief; Cody Phillips, Police Chief; Glenna Batchelor, Planning and Community Development Director; Toni Beckett, Human Resources and Risk Management Director; Paul Berwick, IT Director; Lesly Smith, Library Director; Sidonna Foust, Director of Customer Service; Christi Pruitt, Parks and Recreation Director, and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.


Mayor David Averitt called the Budget Workshop to order at 6:02 p.m.


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

City Manager Keith Lane gave a PowerPoint presentation detailing the Staff’s direction and purpose for FY2017-2018 Budget, which included strategic planning, community challenges, current tax rate, sustainability, fiscal responsibility, future fiscal mechanisms, and revitalization strategies. A discussion was held regarding management assessments, department head management concerns, and employee retention.

Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented several department decision package requests and a discussion was held regarding maintenance upgrades, street and park improvements, vehicle replacements, water meters and water rate increases.

Mayor Averitt called for a recess at 7:45 p.m. and resumed the meeting at 7:57 p.m.

Ms. Fung continued on with department decision packages that included public safety equipment, building renovations, and major equipment purchases. The Council did not discuss the subject of the bond proposition and a meeting was scheduled for July 31, 2017 at the Northeast Center.


Mayor Averitt adjourned the Budget Workshop at 9:00 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor