SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

COUNCIL CHAMBERS CITY HALL

1000 CITY CENTER CIRCLE

APRIL 26, 2011

 

THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING (Budget Workshop) of the City of Port Orange was called to order by Mayor Allen Green at 6:22 p.m.

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Silent Invocation

 

Roll Call: Present: Councilman Bob Ford

Councilman Donald Burnette

Councilman Bob Pohlmann

Vice Mayor Dennis Kennedy

Mayor Allen Green

 

Also Present: Kenneth W. Parker, City Manager

Margaret T. Roberts, City Attorney

Robin Fenwick, Deputy City Clerk

 

B. BUDGET WORKSHOP

Ken Parker, City Manager, explained to Council that this workshop is the first discussion regarding the FY2012 financial projections. John Shelley, Finance Director, will give the presentation.

John Shelley advised Council that these worksheets are a work in progress. The charts move each month as revenues are received. Mr. Shelley explained the assumptions and advised Council that there are no changes projected in water/sewer rates and usage, as well as drainage and solid waste. Mr. Parker advised that the solid waste contract is out for bid so it could change but for the purposes of this workshop, the information was kept at a consistent. Mr. Shelley gave detailed information regarding the top 10 revenue funds.

Councilman Burnette asked how our share of the sales tax is determined. Mr. Parker explained population and values plus other factors, there's a whole formula that is established by the legislature.

Mr. Shelley advised that the rating process a few weeks ago showed that the City is an A- rating, which is remarkable in this economy.

The intent each year for the budget is to have a balanced budget.

Councilman Pohlmann asked if the mowing contract savings and position savings are included in this report. Mr. Shelley said no, these are figures based on current expenditures.

Mr. Shelley advised Council that Brad Blais is performing a study regarding water and sewer rates. The study will show whether or not an increase or decrease is necessary (or if it should stay where it's at). The figures used in the report for this workshop shows stable consumption and stable rates.

Councilman Ford asked about the EPA water testing regulation changes. Mr. Parker explained the changes coming. Mr. Shelley said there are changes coming with reuse as well.

 

No further comments from Council or the public.

 

ADJOURNMENT: 6:58 P.M.

 

 

 

Mayor Allen Green

 

Attest:

 

 

Kenneth W. Parker, City Manager