City of Ozark Missouri
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September 14, 2009
Lunch Work Session
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Ozark City Council met in a Lunch Work Session at 12:00 p.m. at the City Hall in
MS4 Permitting Draft Ordinance.
GIS Coordinator Marcus Heilman presented the MS4 Draft Ordinance to the Board of Aldermen with the main purpose to discuss the importance of the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permitting process. The main function of the MS4 permitting is to enforce regulations to retain clean waterways in our community. The City will be responsible for enforcement of these regulations instituted by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
The Board of Aldermen discussed Section 430.160: Cost of Abatement of the Violation, and whether or not interest should be charged on violation assessments. The consensus of the Board of Aldermen was not to impose interest on the violation assessments.
The Board of Aldermen discussed various public violations that citizens may not be aware are violations, such as, burning in ditch lines. City Administrator Steve Childers stated our burning Codes may have to be modified to coordinate with the MS4 requirements.
City Administrator Steve Childers informed the Board of Aldermen of various Citizens educational processes that Staff will be implementing.
Mayor Bradley A. Jackson asked if a violation occurs in the MoDot right-of-way inside the City Limits, who would be held accountable the City or MoDot.
City Administrator Steve Childers stated he would research which entity would be held accountable for any violations that occur on MoDot right-of-way inside the City Limits.
Alderman Melissa Wagner asked if there was any language in the Ordinance more restrictive than what is required by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
GIS Coordinator Marcus Heilman stated the Ordinance is more restrictive. Staff felt that the City would benefit with more restrictive precautions in the Code. The enforcement process will be carried out with great caution.
City Administrator Steve Childers stated at this time no employee is dedicated to the enforcement of the MS4 Code, in the future when feasible possible hire an employee designated as an MS4 Inspector.
Proposed Revenue: Administrative, Police, Street, Water, Sewer, Capital Improvement, Officer Implementation and Solid Waste Funds.
City Administrator Steve Childers presented the 2010 Budget proposed Revenues to the Board of Aldermen.
City Administrator Steve Childers explained the citizen elected E-911 Sales Tax to be imposed beginning October 1, 2009. The revenues will be collected in 2009 but will not be distributed until January 1, 2010. Steve stated he has a meeting scheduled with the
General Fund Revenues-
City Administrator Steve Childers explained the Tax Levy income is figured from the figures provided to the City by the Secretary of State and the
Alderman Dennis Sparrow questioned why there was such a reduction in the interest income.
City Administrator Steve Childers stated interest rates are down; also big amounts will be paid out of our checking account, in particular our SRF loans.
We are paying off 203 W. Elm in February 2010.
There is no way of knowing how much to Budget for Federal Forfeiture Funds. We will purchase the DEA Officer a new vehicle in 2010.
Alderman Melissa Wagner questioned whether or not the City had any say as to where the funds allotted to Pool and Park through the Sales Tax are spent.
City Administrator Steve Childers stated Staff is researching the City’s involvement as to where the Park and Pool funds are spent.
City Administrator Steve Childers stated staff has allotted a conservative decrease in the Sales Tax income.
City Administrator Steve Childers explained due to the decrease in building we did not increase income collected from our Franchise fees.
General Fund Total Revenues- $4,626,434.75
Water and Sewer Fund Revenues-
Alderman Melissa Wagner asked how our rates compared with our water and sewer expenditures.
City Administrator Steve Childers stated staff will be evaluating our rates this year to determine if an adjustment will need to be made due to the decrease in water and sewer connection fee collections.
Alderman Mike Esterl asked if we were breaking even on our credit card transaction fees, with what the Credit Card Co. charges and the City charges the credit card users.
City Treasurer Alice Edwards stated that we are really close to breaking even, there is just a few cents the City has to fund.
Between our Reconnection fees and the Water Penalties income the City anticipates collecting $88,000.00.
Alderman Mark Spinabella stated the City needed to evaluate the availability of rental space on our water towers.
For the past two years we have allotted funds in the budget for a new Dump Truck, we hope to purchase the Dump Truck in 2010. We are discussing purchasing a used Dump Truck verses purchasing a new Dump Truck.
Water and Sewer Fund Total Revenues- $6,483,185.92
Capital Improvement Fund Revenues-
City Administrator Steve Childers stated staff allotted a conservative decrease in our Capital Improvement Sales Tax.
City Administrator Steve Childers informed the Council that the City will be paying off three (3) significant Capital Improvement Projects in February 2010, approximately $124,000.00.
Capital Improvement Fund Total Revenues- $570,000.00
Officers Implementation Fund Revenues-
City Administrator Steve Childers stated staff did not increase the amount of the Officers Implementation Funds collected from Municipal Court Fines.
Officers Implementation Fund Total Revenues- $5,000.00
Solid Waste Fund Revenues-
City Administrator Steve Childers stated staff did not increase the amount collected in our Solid Waste Fund due to the decrease in Building.
Solid Waste Fund Total Revenues- $682,000.00
This completed the 2010 Budget Revenues.
The Meeting adjourned at 1:05 p.m.
Lana Wilson, City Clerk