City Council Minutes

Thursday, May 9,2013

MAY 9, 2013

Mayor Daniel McArthur
Councilmember Jon Pike
Councilmember Gail Bunker
Councilmember Gil Almquist
Councilmember Jimmie Hughes
City Manager Gary Esplin
Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston
Deputy City Recorder Christina Fernandez

Councilmember Ben Nickle

Mayor McArthur called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. The pledge of allegiance to the flag was led by Mayor McArthur and the invocation was offered by Pastor Jimi Kestin.

City Manager Gary Esplin presented a power point presentation of the 2013-2014 budget overview. Topics included: General Fund Revenues Budget - Fiscal Year 2014; Comparison of Revenues for 1st Ten Months (July - April); Number of Building Permits Issued by Category; Monthly Average Sales Tax Remittance by Industry; Total Direct Point of Sale-Local Tax Remittance by Month; Department/Box Stores - Local Tax Remittance by Month; New Car Sales - Local Tax Remittance by Month; Retail, Fast Food & Restaurants - Local Tax Remittance by Month; Lumber, Steel, Electrical, Plumbing Wholesale - Local Tax Remittance by Month - 5 - Year Comparison by Calendar Year; Furniture Stores - Local Tax Remittance by Month - 5- Year Comparison by Calendar Year; Hotel & Motels - Local Tax Remittance by Month - 5-Year Comparison by Calendar Year; 2011 Property Tax Distribution; 2012 Property Tax Distribution; General Fund - Top 10 Revenue Sources to Total Salaries & Benefits, General Fund Expenditures Budget; General Fund Distribution of Personnel, Materials & Supplies, Capital Outlays, and Transfers Expenses for Fiscal Years 2006 to 2014; and General Fund - Comparison of Top 10 Revenue Sources to Total Salaries & Benefits.

City Manager Gary Esplin recommended the City return to the market-based salary program for employees and picking up increased employee health insurance costs. He recommended one new position for a Park Planning Assistant, one Cemetery Maintenance Worker and one Equipment Operator at the Reuse Center. He reviewed his recommendations for major changes and Capital

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Outlay expenditures in the General Fund. He then reviewed the Enterprise Funds, Capital Project Funds, Other Funds and RDA Funds.

Mayor McArthur dismissed the meeting at 6:15 p.m.

Christina Fernandez, Deputy City Recorder