January 25, 2021 Budget Minutes

A special meeting of the City Council of the City of Walcott, Iowa was held on Monday, January 25, 2021, with Mayor John Kostichek calling the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.  Council members present were: Everett Bieri, John Brockmann, Lisa Mengler, Jacob Puck, and Larry Smith. City staff: Paul Stagg and Josh Geigle were present and Jeff Blake and Lisa Rickertsen participated remotely. Due to COVID-19, this meeting was held electronically via conference call, permitted under the Iowa Code, Chapter 21.8, which allows an electronic meeting where members may participate remotely when an in-person meeting is impossible or impractical. Call-in information was provided to the public on the meeting agenda notice.

Mengler moved and Puck seconded to approve the agenda. Motion carried.

FYE 2022 Budget Review and Discussion. Discussion was held on the proposed FYE 2022 budget, including a review of the general, general reserve, special revenue, and proprietary (water, sewer, and garbage) funds, property valuations, and max levy rate. Rickertsen will make changes to the proposed budget as discussed.

Set Budget Max Levy Hearing Date. Smith moved and Mengler seconded to set the FYE 2022 budget max levy public hearing date for February 15, 2021, at City Hall at 6:00 p.m. 

Mengler moved and Puck seconded to adjourn at 6:02 p.m. Ayes: All. Motion carried.

January 25, 2021