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Council Minutes 1993 08/16MCCALL CITY COUNCIL MINUTES AUGUST 16, 1993, A RECESSED SESSION OF THE AUGUST 12, 1993 MEETING: I. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: The Mayor noted this was a recessed session of the August 12 meeting for the purpose of discussing the FY 1993-1994 Preliminary Financial Plan. II. FY 1993-1994 BUDGET: The preliminary plan was presented balanced and with no increase in the current year tax levy rate. Increased tax revenue is derived from development and increased AMV in the community. The Mayor then discussed advising the Valley County Board of Commissioners of the city's intent not to pay for 911 services and asking that this be assessed as a county levy. The Council asked that copies of the letter be sent to the other cities in the County and that the letter be sent. The budget was then discussed. The proposal for a Resort City sales tax for capital improvements was discussed. The Council suggested a 1% tax, rather than the 3/4 of 1% which was proposed. The state would be asked to administer the tax and a rebate of $35 per cash register for reprogramming would be paid to each merchant. The goal of not increasing property taxes was confirmed by the Council. Savings from not approving the Mayor and Council salary increase were directed to be added to the contingency fund. A variable COLA was discussed and the staff was directed to prepare a COLA adjustment which provided a minimum of $75 per month to employees. This matter will be returned to the council for approval. The process for approval of the budget was discussed noting the August 27 deadline. The staff was directed to examine whether the budget required notice under the Truth in Taxation regulations. The Council then asked that the agenda be opened for a public forum on the sales tax issue on the regular agenda for August 26. Further, the staff was directed to update the Capital Improvement Budget and to work with various advisory Committees in that planning process. With those instructions, Wallace moved to adopt the Mayor's Preliminary Financial plan as presented for FY 1993-1994. VanKomen seconded and the motion carried unanimously. This matter is scheduled for public hearing on September 9, 1993. III. ADJOURNMENT; At 5:45 p.m. without further business, Wallace moved to adjourn. LeBrett seconded and the motion carried. BUDGET REQUEST August 16, 1993 By Cindi Le Brett Need I requested at budget meeting of August 16, 1993 that the Mc Call City Council consider the need for police night back up, due to the lack of officer saftey at night. Fact Mc Call police patrol an additional area of Carrico subdivision, thus slowing down response time. Officers are taken out of the city limits at night for approximately two hours when transporting criminals to the county jail, therefore no officer is on duty in Mc Call. Officers are entering night domestic calls alone. Mc Call can average four to five domestic night calls in one week. Rationale I suggested we approve a night officer for officer protection. This officer would also support follow-up work not being done on current crimes. This could be funded out of the 1993-1994 budget. Secondly equipment can be funded out of the 1% if passed by voters, but an officers salary would not be permissible in 1% funding. cotThirdly Mc Call police4roota e existing vehicles to accomodate the new night officers presence. Options for the officers car would come out of the possible 1% or the phase one annexation of Rio Vista.