Welcome to the City of Eastborough

Mayor: Thom Rosenberg
Chief of Police: David Bridgewater
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Special Council Workshop - January 16, 2007 - 5:30pm

Present:
Thom Rosenberg, Mayor
Council:
  • Lisa Decker
  • Shawn Devlin
  • John Johnson
  • Kory Parkhurst
City Clerk
Kay Brada
Assistant City Clerk
Barbara Kratzer
Absent:

David Anderson, Council Member; Jerry Bogle, City Attorney

Guests:

Greg Sevier (Peterson, Peterson, & Goss)

The Mayor asked Council to briefly review the two handouts. The first one lists possible areas for discussion and the second is an outline for exploring Eastborough's Long Range Vision.

Budgeting

Council asked Greg Sevier to attend the meeting to answer budgeting questions and discuss ways to budget for large projects. Sevier handed out copies of the "Property Tax Levy, Rate & Valuation 1990 thru 2006" and the "General Fund Page from the 2007 Budget." Sevier reviewed the budget history over the past 16 years. The mill levy has been increased the past several years in anticipation of the added costs for maintaining the new park and pond area. Large projects can be funded either by taking out a special note and paying it off or budget the project over several years. Sevier stated that it would take 17 mills to raise $175,000.

John Johnson presented a spreadsheet showing three options to be considered for the Health Insurance Plan. The sheet indicated the cost to the City if all health insurance premiums were covered by the City. Since the 2007 Budget has been approved, Johnson asked Sevier where the funds would be coming from. Health insurance premiums are taken from the Employee Benefit Fund. Any excess funds would come out of the General Fund.

Sevier asked Council if they would like for him to prepare a 5 year Budget. This could aid Council in planning for Capital Improvements. Council agreed that this would be a good idea.

Brainstorming

Looking to the future, what projects need to be considered for the betterment of the community and/or anticipated increased budget items that are necessary for the functioning of the City. Items include:

Projects Needs
  • Street Signs
  • Westside Curbing
  • Tree replacement
  • Park beautification
  • Streetlights
  • DUI ordinance
  • Driveway replacement at City Hall
  • Health Insurance
  • Air-conditioning system
  • Hire maintenance person/handyman
  • Police/City equipment
  • Meeting adjourned 8:10pm