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 Village of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING

 MINUTES

Monday, October 7, 2019

 
 
             
Village President David Glasgow called the meeting to order at 8:25 p.m.
 
Present:
Village President David Glasgow; Trustee Katie Kress; Trustee Randy Van Alstyne; Trustee Tim Newman; Trustee Jeremy Walz; Trustee Steve Taggart; Trustee Paul Tadda
Staff Present:
Village Manager Mark Fitzgerald; Village Attorney Michael Morse; Assistant Village Manager/Director of Public Works Arlyn Johnson; Village Clerk/Treasurer Janice Moyer; Director of Community Development Matt Carran; Director of Engineering and Development Tom Hoffman; Police Chief Anna Ruzinski; Assistant Police Chief Mark Waters; Library Director Karol Kennedy; Assistant Director Utilities & Public Works Matt Janacke; Director of Financial Services Jason Kaczmarek; IT Manager Chris McDowell; Assistant Village Attorney Adam Koenings; Deputy Fire Chief Jim Mollet; Fire Department Division Chief Kenton Kaise; Director of Utilities Jeff Nettesheim
             
Presentation of the Proposed 2020 Village Operating Budget 
Village Manager Mark Fitzgerald presented on the Village operating budgets.  He stated that the 2020 General Fund budget is balanced, as a result of department managers and Finance Department staffs' work.  The PowerPoint presentation highlighted the 2020 budgets for General Fund, Water Utility, Sanitary Sewer Utility, Storm Water Utility, Municipal Facilities and Equipment Fund, Garbage and Recycling Fund, Library Operations and Maintenance, and Long-term Debt.  The following was noted.

Fire Department budget:
  • An aerial platform fire truck purchase is included.  The platform truck that was damaged in an accident was covered by insurance.  The insurance does not fix the parts that are wearing out on the 20 year old truck.  The recommendation is to purchase a new platform truck.
  • Includes 6 new full-time firefighters - will hire early in the year
  • Funding for a fire chief.
  • Proposed additional fire department funding for 2021 through 2023 was discussed.  A referendum could be used to fund the additional budget amounts needed for 2021 through 2023.
  • The staffing model is 3 FT with 1 PT per shift per fire station
  • There is a federal SAFER grant that could help with the funding.  An application will be submitted.  There is probably a 50/50 chance we will get the grant.
  • A study of how the fire stations are being utilized was mentioned.
Street repairs:
  • A workshop will be held this fall to review the street rating system and the funding for street repairs.
Garbage and recycling special charge:
  • The special charge will increase from $54.56 to $154.68, with the new fee revenues offset by a decrease in the tax levy.
Tax levy:
  • Proposed levy is $5.12, per thousand of assessed value.  This is an $0.11 decrease from last year.
  • Trustee Newman asked to keep the levy the same as last year to provide for additional funding for street repairs.
  • After discussion, direction was given to set the rate at $5.20, per thousand of assessed value and use the additional funds for street repairs (road maintenance fund).
             
Adjournment
  Motion by Trustee Tim Newman, second by Trustee Katie Kress to adjourn the meeting.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion Carried
  The Village Board adjourned at 10:54 p.m.
             
Minutes transcribed by Janice Moyer, Village Clerk/Treasurer
Minutes approved on November 4, 2019

    

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