January 11, 2016 Minutes – Budget Meeting

A special meeting of the City Council of the City of Walcott, Iowa was held on Monday, January 11, 2016, with Mayor John Kostichek calling the meeting to order at 5:35 p.m. Council members present were: Tim Koehler, Virgil Wayne Latimer, Lisa Mengler, Jackie Puck, and Jacob Puck. Absent: None. City employees present were: Jeff Blake, Steve Bowman, Josh Geigle, and Lisa Rickertsen.

Koehler moved and Jacob Puck seconded to approve the agenda. Motion carried.

FYE 2017 Budget. Discussion was held on the proposed FYE 2017 budget, including a review of the general fund, general reserve funds, and proprietary (water, sewer, and garbage) funds. Discussion also included the possibility of adding another full-time employee to the Public Works Department. Discussion ensued regarding current overtime hours, weekend duties, department scheduling, flower baskets maintenance, and seasonal staffing were discussed. Current staffing will be slightly adjusted and the increase to part-time wages for the Parks Department will remain as proposed. Further review of the proposed budget, including a review of current and future capital projects, will be discussed at the next budget meeting on January 20, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.

Jacob Puck moved and Mengler seconded to adjourn at 7:45 p.m. Ayes: All. Motion carried.

January 11, 2016 Signed Minutes