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DIGITAL RECORDING COUNGIL <br /> CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES ro 0 ZUIZ <br /> December 14, 2011 <br /> A Special Meeting of the City Council of the City of Bremerton was called to order in the City Council <br /> Conference Room 603, of the NORM DICKS GOVERNMENT CENTER, 345 6th Street, Bremerton, <br /> Washington, Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at 4 00 PM, with Council President Will Maupin <br /> presiding Council Members present were Nick Wofford, Carol Arends, Dianne Robinson, Greg <br /> Wheeler, Roy Runyon, Adam Brockus, Cecil McConnell, and Jim McDonald City Attorney Roger <br /> Lubovich, Interim City Clerk Shannon Conn, and Council Assistant Christine Grenier were present to <br /> provide staff support <br /> A COUNCIL BRIEFING was held to discuss General Council Business and the proposed Budget at 4 00 <br /> PM in the Council Conference Room At 5 30 PM the meeting moved to the Meeting Chambers <br /> The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Council Member Jim McDonald. <br /> PUBLIC HEARING <br /> 3A — ORDINANCE NO. 5173 APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE 2012 FISCAL YEAR BUDGET <br /> FOR THE CITY OF BREMERTON Becky Hasart Financial Services Director, stated that this public <br /> hearing was continued from the December 7 1n Council Meeting She emphasized that this latest <br /> proposal reflects recent changes which restores 5 FTE's as well as the 9 FTE's restored on <br /> November 30, 2011 and keeps cuts due to Reduction in Force (RIF) and attrition to 19 4 FTE's <br /> President Maupin re- opened the Public Hearing for comments <br /> Citizen comments regarding the budget were received by the following <br /> Gene Hart Larry Taylor Vern LaPrath Richard Nerf Todd Best Robert Parker Leslie Daugs <br /> Brent Warner and Don Stauff <br /> Ms. Hasart responded to questions asked during public comment <br /> 1) Gary Sexton is only budgeted for 3 months in order to complete the Park Plaza Project and half of <br /> the funding is recovered by an economic development grant, 2) The Mayor's Budget is $370,000 <br /> which includes several line items such as $283,000 (salaries and benefits), $7,000 (office supplies), <br /> $20,000 (professional services), $3,500 (telecommunications), $400 (postage), $6,000 (advertising), <br /> $36,960 (information technology charges), $13,000 (miscellaneous), and $86860 (supplies and <br /> services), 3) The Park Planner is being funded through grants and there is a separate fund for capital <br /> improvements $40,000 of wages and benefits are being recovered from that capital fund, and <br /> 4) Department heads have agreed to 12 unpaid furlough days in order to help restore funding for 2 <br /> Parks positions <br /> Nick Wofford responded to questions about the Transportation Benefit District asked during public <br /> comment The TBD was formed 3 years ago and 3 years remain in its lifespan The $20 car tab fee <br /> to be collected will not initiated until July 2012 then it will be collected for 2 '/2 years The TBD then <br /> may vote to continue or discontinue operations and collection of the fee <br /> 05:32:15 Main Motion to approve Ordinance No 5173 was made by McDonald, and seconded by <br /> Wofford (on December 7, 2011) <br /> Discussion was then opened to the Council for their questions and comments, which were received <br /> by Runyon, McConnell, Maupin, Brockus, Wheeler, and Arends <br /> 06:25:15 M /S /C (McDonald/Wofford) Move to approve Ordinance No 5173 of the City Council of the <br /> City of Bremerton, Washington, approving and adopting the budget for the City of Bremerton for the <br /> fiscal year 2012, and approving the amounts set forth in each fund in accordance with RCW <br /> 35 33 075, which is $130,393,561 <br />