July 29, 2019 City Council Minutes
- Budget Workshop
- Monday, Jul 29 2019
- 6:00 p.m.
- City Hall (Council Chambers) - 5024 Broadway Ave. | Haltom City, TX 76117
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HALTOM CITY COUNCIL & STAFF BUDGET WORKSHOP
CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE
July 29, 2019
A Special City Council and Staff Budget Workshop by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on July 29, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, 5024 Broadway Avenue, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present:
Mayor An Truong Mayor Pro Tem Lin Thompson Council Place 1 Marian Hilliard Council Place 2 Walter Grow Council Place 4 Brent Weast Council Place 5 Susan Soule
Council Place 6 Ricky Brown Council Place 7 Gaye Vanzant
Staff Present: Keith Lane, City Manager; Rex Phelps, Assistant City Manager; Art Camacho, City Secretary; Christi Pruitt, Parks and Recreation Director, Glenna Batchelor, Planning and Community Development Director; Sidonna Foust, Finance Director; Cody Phillips, Police Chief; Brian Jacobs, Fire Chief; Lesly Smith, Library Director; Erica Gill, City Librarian; Paul Berwick, IT Director; Toni Beckett, Human Resources Director, and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.
CALL TO ORDER - Mayor Truong called the Workshop to order at 6:00 p.m. Council Member Vanzant began the meeting with prayer.
DISCUSSION - Discussion on proposed budget for FY 2019-2020.
City Manager Lane gave a brief preview of the Workshop process in regard to the presentation of the different funds, decision packages, and the budget calendar. Finance Director Sidonna Foust presented a PowerPoint that listed the current and projected budget funds as follows:
2019 Budget Calendar
City-Wide Financial Positions – Liabilities and Net Positions
Major Budget Items – Salary (2.5% increase for sworn/full-time employees) Added Positions to different departments
Capital project funds total over $20 million No Utility rate increases
General Fund Decision Packages (group – not individual) Consolidated Summary of All Funds
General Fund – Fund Balance – $6,632,969 – 20% reserve
Proposed General Fund Revenues - $31,320,648 – w/breakdown percentages Proposed General Fund Expenditures - $32,378,751 – w/breakdown percentages Water and Sewer Fund Balance - $5,782,905 – 19% reserve
Drainage Fund Balance - $497,064 – 20% w/Projects & Expenses
Capital Project Funds and Expenditures – Capital Improvement Fund - $910,000
Equipment Replacement - $449,000 Capital Projects – Other - $776,500
State of Outstanding Debt - $61,743,011
2020 Fiscal Year Debt Service - $8,418,822 – with graph of decreasing GF debt Property Valuation and Tax Rates – Final TAD adjustment awaiting
Proposed Fee Changes – Parks and Recreation and other departments
A discussion was held regarding several major budget items, including projected salary increases, new personnel hirings, and capital fund projects.
The following department heads reviewed and provided information regarding their General Fund Decision Packages:
City Secretary Art Camacho – Reclassification of Assistant City Secretary
HR Director Toni Beckett – Printer/Copier and Laserfiche
Library Director Lesly Smith – Mobile hotspots and Building maintenance
Parks and Recreation Director Christi Pruitt – Maintenance worker & overtime increase
Vehicle Replacement – Park Director Christi Pruitt – ¾ ton truck
Police Chief Cody Phillips – Incinerator for Animal Shelter and drug destruction
CCPD – Police Chief Cody Phillips – Salary increase and Body camera storage
Red Light Camera – Police Chief Cody Phillips – Battery backup system
Fire Chief Brian Jacobs – Positions, EMC vehicle, Salary for Overtime/Services, Lucas CPR devices, Portable radios, and TRT Certification Pay
Mayor Truong called for a short recess at 7:32 p.m. and the meeting resumed at 7:47 p.m.
PW Director Greg Van Nieuwenhuize – Sr. Center Remodel, Police Station Maintenance
PW Director Greg Van Nieuwenhuize – Compaction roller, Traffic signal bulbs and head installation, and Sign Technician
Street Dept. – PW Director Greg Van Nieuwenhuize – Sidewalk removal & replacement
Water & Sewer – PW Dir. Greg Van Nieuwenhuize/Water Production and Facilities Manager David Cummings – Mapping system, Neptune belt clip transceivers, ESRI ArcOnline “Seat” License, Hand held tablets, Environmental Services technician, Environmentalist Services specialist, Water meter test bench systems, Equipment operator, Salary increase
Drainage – PW Director Greg Van Nieuwenhuize – Salary increase
IT Director Paul Berwick – Computer maintenance increase, Software maintenance increase, Cable and internet, Video and photography supplies, and Cell phone expense
HCTV – IT Dir. Paul Berwick – SMS Service subscription, Archival subscription, and
Several discussions were held regarding equipment warranties, project deadlines, need of personnel for specific jobs, project funding sources, new technologies for FY2020, and TAD projections.
Mayor Truong adjourned the meeting at 8:52 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:
Art Camacho, City Secretary An Truong, Mayor
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