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Attendance: Present: Mayor Ritch Wheeler, Mayor Pro Tem Charlie Bradt, Mike McLeod, Dean Gristy, Ted Fletcher and Ron Raymaker
ITEM 7: MDD Monthly Report- Councilmember Ron Raymaker presented the monthly Municipal Development District (MDD) report. No Council action required.
ITEM 8: Excess Debt Collection/ Certification of Debt Service Collection Rate - Each year the Tax Assessor/Collector provides the excess collections for the previous year and certifies the debt collection rate for the upcoming year. This is required by the Truth-in-Taxation laws and must be formally accepted by the Council. Council voted 5-0 to approve both the excess debt collection for 2019 and to certify the debt service collection rate for 2020-21.
ITEM 9: 2020-21 Budget Discussion- Council started its first formal look at the complete proposed 2020-21 budget with discussion and questions of staff at the last Council meeting. Individual budgets discussed at this meeting included the remaining departments: Police, Municipal Court, Community Development, Technology and CVB Also covered were projected capital projects. Discussion only.
ITEM 10: Water/Sewer Rate Study- The city’s auditor has advised that the sewer/water fund should be self-sustaining and not dependent upon contributions from the Municipal Development District (MUD) for repair or construction of infrastructure needs. The city’s last water rate increase was in 2010. This item was a discussion preparing for the upcoming budget workshop. Discussion only.
ITEM 11: Firearms Training Simulator - The Shenandoah Police Department has requested to purchase a firearms training simulator using money from asset forfeitures funds. This would allow officers to come off the street, undergo training on a specific scenario, receive critique as well as the opportunity for retraining, all without the additional time and cost for trips to the range and use of live ammunition. Council voted 5-0 to approve the purchase using asset forfeiture funds.
ITEM 12: Non-Action Items- The following budgeted items were authorized by the City Administrator per Council approval:
ITEM 13: Ratification of Accounts Payable for June 2020- Council voted 5-0 to ratify the June accounts payable.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:01 pm.
July 31: City Council Budget Workshop, 5 pm
August 1: City Council Budget Workshop, Day 2 if needed, 8 am