CITY COUNCIL STUDY SESSION
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Council Chambers, 1175 E. Main Street
The Mayor called the Study Session Meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
Councilors Slattery, Graham, Akins, Seffinger, Rosenthal and Jensen were present.
Budget Committee Members Hunter, Hyatt, Lucas, Moran, Runkel, Morris and Bachman
I. Public Input (15 minutes, maximum)
City Attorney David Lohman reminded all that this is not a Budget Committee Meeting and just
a Study Session. He went over the protocol.
II. 6th Quarter Financial Report
Councilor Graham announced she may have a conflict of interest due to her sister working at the City of Ashland.
Administrative Services Director Mark Welch presented a PowerPoint to the Budget Committee
Items discussed were:
- Financial Reports.
- City wide revenues.
- General Fund.
- Revenue increase.
- Property Tax increase.
- TOT increase.
- Food and Beverage Tax.
- Parks General Fund.
- Water Fund.
- Benefits with current employee’s verses PERS Tier 1.
- Fund Balance chart.
- Property Tax.
Akins arrived at 6:42 PM
III. Budget Calendar
Mr. Welch went over the Budget Calendar.
IV. Council Goals
City Administrator Kelly Madding went over the Council Goals (see attached).
1. Develop current and long term budgetary resilience.
2. Analyze city departments programs to gain efficiencies, reduce cost and improve
3. Enhance and improve transparency and communication.
Ms. Madding went over Essential Services and Value Services.
Runkel announced that there is a Budget Training on February 20th in Medford from 9AM-3PM.
The Study Session was adjourned at 7:20 PM
Respectfully submitted by:
City Recorder Melissa Huhtala
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