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MINUTES OF SPECIAL BUDGET BEETING <br />OF THE EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />SEPTEMBER 10, 1984 <br />4:30 P.N. <br />158 <br />Answering rollcall were Members Richards, Schmidt, Turner and Mayor Courtney. . <br />Pursuant to due notice, the Council met in the Manager's Conference Room of the <br />Edina City Hall to review the proposed 1985 Budget for the City of Edina. <br />City Manager Rosland pointed out that the proposed 1985 Budget for the City <br />reflects an increase over last year's budget of 6.5%. The goals for the 1985 <br />Budget are: 1) to maintain competitive wages, 2) to levy the maximum taxes needed <br />to maintain a favorable levy-limit position, and 3) to implement financially the <br />decisions made by the Council. <br />considered by the Council during the past year and noted that the budget as pro- <br />posed represents the first substantial program changes since 1978. Issues con-. <br />sidered of importance to be decided upon are: a) alternative revenues, b) equip- <br />ment replacement, c) capital renewal/additions, and major service levels, the <br />latter involves decisions as to the direction of the paramedic program and amount <br />of funding therefore and funds to upgrade snowplowing. <br />I Mr. Rosland referred to issues that have been <br />. <br />Mr. Rosland advised that it is recommended that the utility funds (water and sewer) <br />be combined into one fund; that cash flow losses in the five recreation funds be <br />funded as part of the proposed budget each year; that an additional $75,000 allowed <br />increase in levy limits be used for a capital improvement program; that money from <br />the IBR fl Fund due in 1985 be kept as a working capital fund with the income earned <br />to be used for the capital renewal program, and that the Park Fund be combined with <br />the General Fund. <br />It was noted that the following contribute to the proposed 1985 budget increase of <br />6.5%: 1) Personnel - 5% overall salary increase, with insurance recommended to . <br />increase by $10 per year for 1985, 2) Commodities - general increase of 4%, with <br />energy-related items increasing about 10% and an increase in insurance renewals <br />for the second half of 1985 which may be an additional 15-20%; and 3) Capital - <br />proposed at the present level of 8.2% of the overall budget. <br />. <br />. <br />. <br />The Council then reviewed the proposed 1985 Budget request for Central Services <br />for City Hall and the Public Services Building. <br />;rrvenue by fund and source and fund and functions. <br />Also examined wascathe sumary of <br />The Council agreed to continue the review of the proposed 1985 Budget on Monday, <br />September 17, 1984, at 4:30 p.m. The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 6:50 p.m. <br />- %d%Ub <br />City Clerk <br />MINUTES OF SPECIAL BUDGET MEETING <br />OF THE EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />SEPTEMBER 17, 1984 <br />4:30 P.M. <br />Answering rollcall were Members Richards, Schmidt, Turner and Mayor Courtney. <br />The Council reviewed the proposed 1985 Budget expenditures for general government <br />areas of Mayor and Council, Planning, Administration, Finance, Election, Assessing, <br />Legal and Court Services, Public Works areas of Administration, Engineering, Super- <br />vision, Street Maintenance, Street Lighting and Signs, Traffic Control, Bridges, <br />Storm Drainage, City Properties, Sidewalks, Ramps and Parking Lots and Capital - Equipment. <br />Next examined were proposed expenditures for Police Protection, Fire Protection, <br />Civilian Defense, Animal Control, Public Health, Inspections, Contingencies, Special <br />Assessments on City Property , Central Services Equipment , Capital Improvements- and <br />Commissions and Special Projects. <br />The Council held discussion with regard to the Fire Protection budget on issues <br />of manpower, number of paramedics and the paramedic program in general. <br />also considered the expenditures proposed for the City Hall building and discussed <br />the subject of directing a study of all City buildings with regard to condition, <br />adequacy, etc. <br />The next budget meeting was set for Monday, September 24, at 3:30 p.m. Mayor <br />Courtney adjourned the meeting at 6:45 p.m. <br />They <br />- <br />City Clerk