CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION

Tuesday, March 15, 2005 6:00 p.m.

Public Safety Building

3925 W Cedar Hills Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah


This meeting was held electronically via telephone to permit one or more of the Council members to participate.


Present:           Mayor Mike McGee, Presiding

Council Members: Melissa Willie, Darin Lowder, Jim Perry, James Parker (6:12 p.m.)

                        Konrad Hildebrandt, City Manager

                        Kim Holindrake, City Recorder

                        Brad Kearl, Chief Building Official

                        Rich Knapp, City Accountant

                        Tami Harrison, Management Analyst

                        Courtney Hammond, City Meeting Transcriber

 

1.         This Work Session of the City Council of the City of Cedar Hills, having been posted throughout the City and the press notified was called to order by Mayor McGee at 6:10 p.m.

 

2.         Items of Discussion

 

Review Budget for Fiscal Year 2005-2006 - See handouts.

          There are budget changes in the General Fund in Salaries and Benefits, but the full extent of the changes are not clearly represented because some positions are also paid through the Water & Sewer Fund.

          The City participates in Technology Net, a compensation and salary consulting firm. They allow the City to pick and choose cities to be compared against. This comparison is to Utah County cities of comparable size. The only two positions that are exempt are the City Manager and the City Engineer. The pay scale ranges are minimum (80%), midpoint (100%) and maximum (120%). Ideally, the City would like all staff to be at market average. It is proposed in this budget that there be an “across the board” market adjustment of 3% based on cost of living changes. Kim Holindrake voiced her frustrations again regarding the scale for the City Recorder. She spoke to Konrad Hildebrandt a year ago and was told it was to late. The same scale is being used that depicts the position as an executive secretary. Her position actually encompasses City Recorder, Assistant City Planner, Office Manager and Business License Official. She feels the position should be property categorized. Konrad Hildebrandt stated that staff is working on a contract for the City Planner and those duties will fall under that position. Kim Holindrake stated that the City Planner does not have an office at the city building and therefore anyone needing help is assisted by her and that will not change.

          The City proposed no new employees for the year, but proposed a change from part-time to full-time for the Finance Assistant.

          Rich Knapp presented the General Fund Expenditures.

            +         Computer expenses were raised $3,500 for business license software.

            +         Repairs and Maintenance was lowered because the City found a better contract for pest control.

            +         Under administrative services, the part-time utility billing is now full-time and the expenses are wrapped into full-time.

            +         The fire service quote will come in soon.

            +         There is a new line item for Building Permit Surcharge. It was split out from Dues and Subscriptions.

            +         Signs jumped from $6,000 to $20,000 because there are stop signs that need to be replaced to meet State standards. There will also be sign consolidation.

            +         Snow removal is proposed to jump from $25,000 to $105,000 for an $80,000 snow plow.

            +         The proposed expenditures are $2.3 million; the proposed revenue is $2.6 million.

 

3.         This meeting was adjourned at 7:02 p.m. by Mayor McGee.




 

/s/ Kim E. Holindrake

Kim E. Holindrake, City Recorder