JUNE 11, 2018 BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES

PUBLIC NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
DAVIS CITY COUNCIL AND DAVIS MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY
MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2018 6:00 P.M.
DAVIS CITY HALL
227 E. MAIN


1.    Call to order Davis City Council and Davis Municipal Authority by Ed Parks.

2.    Roll Call: Mayor Ed Parks, here, Vice-Mayor Josh Oakley, absent, Councilman Stan Jones, here, Councilman Darryl McCurtain, here, Councilman Brian Davis, here.

3.    Prayer led by Stan Jones.

4.    Pledge of Allegiance led by Ed Parks.

5.    Open public hearing for FY 2018-2019 Budgets for the City of Davis, Davis Municipal Authority, Turner Falls, and other funds. Tom said he could explain it some. This is the condensed version we put in the paper. It shows our total revenues, expenses. This budget has some projects in it that are a little different than in the past. As the Council knows that we had in our workshop, the money that we was transferred back to Turner Falls from FEMA a few years back, Turner Falls was able to pay their bills as they went, so the money that we got from FEMA, we had already paid all the debts, so this money was just on top of that. SO the things he has asked us to do with the $687,000 we would like to take $500,000 to pay down on bank note that Turner Falls has had since 2011. This would reduce the note by five years of payments and 5 years of interest. This will make the note paid off by 2022 instead of 2027. Then with the remaining $187,000, to join with the Development Group and earmark $100,000 of this for a splash pad for City of Davis and $87,000 will be split for Fullerton Park and 7th Street Park with some playground equipment for the kids to have more to do. That’s one of the projects going on. We have several projects in Turner Falls that will be included. Tonight is for the public to look and have any input on this. Jerry said so we got the money back from FEMA so shouldn’t that money be credited back to where it came from. Billy said that all that money did go back to Turner Falls. Tom said Turner Falls is in really good standings right now. However doing some improvements in town, in his opinion, is just as important. Jerry said he was just making sure they were being abided by. Tom said they were. We have an auditor that checks everything we do and we put it in the format that they tell us to. Tom clarified that everybody is paid out of the department they work for and all the full time employees have benefits, retirement and insurance in which it is all under as well. Tom said we did have a workshop that we discussed every bit of this in.  This, what you are looking at, is only a condensed version. Mary Ann Peters asked where all the money comes from that’s in the Contingency Fund. Tom said Turner Falls. $1.00 from every person that comes into Turner Falls from May to September goes into that fund. Do we not take a dollar also to put into the Street Fund? Tom said the Street Fund is from $1.00 from every person year round. Then Turner Falls has a Special account that is used strictly for vehicles and park improvements that is $1.50 of every person that goes into the park that is an adult, just May through September. She asked how if Contingency Fund was earmarked. Tom said no anything that is being paid out of it, has to be approved through the Council. Tom said years ago there used to be a$250, 0000 cap on it but Council voted to remove it so it could build up higher than that if necessary. It can be used through anything discretion of the Council. She said she felt that since Turner Falls has so much money, we should be putting more into the Street Fund since our roads are so bad. Tom said that would be up to the City Council. Tom asked if there were any more questions from the public. The Mayor could close it or keep it open until 7:00 for Council. They wanted to go ahead and adjourn.        

6.    Did not Close Public Hearing. 

7.    Adjourn. Jones made motion to adjourn. Second by Davis. Vote: Jones, yes, McCurtain, yes, Davis, yes, Parks, yes.

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Cheryl Dodds, City Clerk                                           Ed Parks, Mayor