SPECIAL COMMISSION MEETING
CITY HALL—MAY 17, 2012, 4:30 P.M.
Mayor Masick called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.
Jim Leidgen conducted the roll call. A quorum of the Commission was present.
Mary Masick, Mayor
John Singler, City Attorney
Rheba Roten, Recording Secretary
The pledge of allegiance was let by Mayor Masick
City Attorney John Singler stated that this is a Public Meeting to set the City Tax Rate for 2021-2022 and a Public Hearing for the Road Fund Expenditures. The meeting notice was placed in a newspaper advertisement which directed the public to the City website. No guests were present.
Mr. Singler stated the 2021-2022 tax rate will remain the same as last year at $0.169 per $100 of assessed value. The budgeted revenue before discounts and uncollected accounts is $1,378,844.
The Road Fund budgeted revenue is $80,000 with total projected paving projects totaling $150,000.
Commissioner Jackson made a motion to close the Public Hearing Meeting and enter into the Special Commission Meeting. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Leavell. Motion carried unanimously.
APPROVAL OF 2021 AD VALOREM TAX – FYE 2022
City Attorney Singler presented in summary and for second reading Ordinance 21-04—AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE ADOPTION OF THE CITY OF HURSTBOURNE AD VALOREM TAX ASSESSMENT AND THE LEVYING OF AD VALOREM TAX THEREON FOR CITY PURPOSES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2022. Commissioner Wagner made a motion to adopt the tax rate of $0.169 for the fiscal year 2021-2022. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Jackson. A voice roll call was taken—Mayor Masick—yea, Commissioner Hancock—yea, Commissioner Jackson—yea, Commissioner Leavell—yea, and Commissioner Wagner—yea. Ordinance 21-04 was enacted with a 5-0 vote.
POLICE SERVICES – APPROVAL OF FIRST RESPONDER SERVICE
The Commission discussed a rate increase with the City of Graymoor-Devondale police department from the current hourly rate of $50 to $56 which would position them as the first responders for the City. After a discussion, it was decided that C. A. O. Leidgen would contact Chief Throneberry to negotiate a price and to request the date of coverage be effective June 1, 2021.
APPROVAL OF 2021-2022 BUDGET
- A. O. Leidgen presented Ordinance 21-05 for second reading—AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AN ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF HURSTBOURNE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR JULY 1, 2021 TO JUNE 30, 2022 BY ESTIMATING REVENUES AND RESOURCES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF CITY GOVERNMENT. He presented a summary sheet of the proposed budget explaining year to year changes by department. The proposed budget comes to $2,740,448 in total revenue and expense appropriations. After some discussion, Commissioner Jackson made a motion to approve Ordinance 21-05. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. A voice roll call was taken—Mayor Masick—yea, Commissioner Hancock—yea, Commissioner Jackson—yea, Commissioner Leavell—yea, and Commissioner Wagner—yea. Ordinance 21-05 was enacted with a 5-0 vote.
APPOINTMENT OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANT
Commissioner Jackson reported that a vacancy needs to be filled for the position of City Financial Assistant. C.A.O. Leidgen stated that an advertisement had been placed.
At 5:04 p.m., Commissioner Wagner made a motion to adjourn the Special Commission Meeting. Motion was Seconded by Commissioner Jackson. Motion carried unanimously.
James E. Leidgen, C.A. O./City Clerk Mary Masick, Mayor