Minutes-Budget Meeting December 11, 2012


The Board of Aldermen held a meeting on Tuesday night December 11 at 6:30 PM.  Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond Alderpersons Keith Kohley, Kristin Lett, Calvin Wilson and Bill Hess. Also present were City Supervisor David Brodie, Chief of Police Tom West, Officer Curt Drake and City Clerk Paula Brodie. 

The Mayor called the meeting to order. 

The Board of Aldermen discussed the final changes to the 2013 budget. The Clerk noted that she had completed the changes the Board asked her to and that all funds had ended in the black. She suggested making changes to the amount of revenues coming in on the sewer charges by increasing it by $1500.00 and increasing the amount of penalties paid by $1500.00 to cover an increase on the property insurance for the treatment plant and lift stations. The Board agreed to have her make the changes. 

Ald. Kohley stated that he would like to see the Board consider giving the Police officers a raise. Ald. Lett agreed. The Board discussed how much to give the officers. They agreed to give both officers a $.50 cent an hour raise. 

The Board discussed giving Christmas Gift Cards in the amount of $40.00 to the employees, elected officials and appointed officials. The Mayor stated that the cost for the gift cards would be $600.00. They agreed to approve the purchase of the gift cards at the next regular meeting on December 18, 2012. 

The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:30 PM.