August 6, 2018 City Council Minutes
HALTOM CITY COUNCIL SPECIALBUDGET MEETING CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE
August 6, 2018
A Special Budget Meeting was held by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, on August 6, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, 5024 Broadway Avenue, Haltom City,
Texas, with the following members present:
Mayor Pro Tem Dr. An Truong Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn
Council Place 2 Walter Grow Council Place 3 Lin Thompson
Council Place 4 Brent Weast Council Place 5 Bob Watkins Council Place 6 Ricky Brown
Mayor David Averitt was absent.
Staff Present: Keith Lane, City Manager; Rex Phelps, Assistant City Manager; Art Camacho, City Secretary; Jennifer Fung, Finance Director, Cody Phillips, Police Chief, Perry Bynum, Fire Chief, and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Pro Tem Truong called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m.
1. Discussion on proposed budget for FY 2018-19.
Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented a review of the budget calendar and the tax rate tables which included the effective tax rate and the rollback rate. A discussion was held regarding savings from unused salaries from different departments and their use and also the bond issuance and the impact of the tax rate upon citizens.
Police Chief Cody Phillips presented the FY2019 Police Department budget, which included statistics and data of police personnel and crimes in relation to neighboring cities. He also presented information regarding the need for more officers as the increase in population continues and the time and funding required for the decision package request for four officers.
Fire Chief Perry Bynum presented the FY2019 Fire Department budget, which included the assessment and request for three additional firefighter paramedics, which would reduce the overtime for the department. A discussion was held regarding the large fire truck (ladder truck), the time allocation for each truck, the NAFDA participation, and the staffing situation.
Chief Phillips was asked to address the situation of the different usages of police vehicles and their replacement status. Ms. Fung also answered questions regarding the effective tax rate and the availability of future budget workshops.
Mayor Pro Tem Truong adjourned the meeting at 7:48 p.m.
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:
Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor