08/05/2019 Special City Commission Budget Minutes

Monday, August 5, 2019

7:00 AM Meeting, City Hall

President Carlsrud called the meeting to order at 7:00 AM.

Members present: Commissioner Magnuson, Commissioner Bishop, Commissioner Powell, Commissioner Erickson.

Others Present: City Administrator Schelkoph, Finance Director Richter, Deputy Auditor Klein, City Attorney Martineck, Police Chief Hatcher, Fire Chief Magnuson

Continue discussing 2020 Budget

The Commissioners made the following recommendations/changes to the 2020 budget:

1 VCBC Library budget remains at 8 mill and not include the extra $5,000 as requested.

2 Chamber of Commerce remains at $12,000 as in prior years with one of the city’s local tax options granting them $5,000 for Summer Nights on Central 2020.

3 Bridges Arts Council remains at $1,000.

4 South Central Adult Services reduced from $20,000 to $10,000.

5 Increase transfer to the Street Department (Fund 608) by $25,000 as discussed at the July 30th budget meeting.

6 Increase the transfer from the Enterprise funds by $120,200 from $1,000,000 to $1,120,000 which will result in keeping the mill levy the same as in the 2019 budget.

President Carlsrud asked if there are any long term ramifications of increasing the transfer from the Enterprise funds to eliminate increasing the mills. Administrator Schelkoph said not except it delay building a new PW Service Center by one year which is ok. The new building at the transfer station provides space for the garbage trucks thus freeing up space for other vehicles and equipment.

Approve 2020 Preliminary Budget

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the 2020 Preliminary budget as present at the August 5th meeting and with the six recommendations that are listed above. Commissioner Magnuson seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

Motion adjourned at 7:45 AM

Dave Carlsrud, President of the
City of Valley City Commission

Attested to by:
Avis Richter, City Auditor
City of Valley City

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