Public Meeting Minutes: August 30, 2016 at 5:00 PM - Finance Committee Meeting

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August 30, 2016 at 5:00 PM - Finance Committee Meeting Minutes

August 30, 2016 at 5:00 PM - Finance Committee Meeting
1. Open Meeting
Rationale: 

The City has posted a copy of the Open Meetings Act, Laws of the State of Nebraska, in the back of the council chambers.  Additional copies are available to read, if anyone wishes one during this meeting, please advise. As each agenda item is considered, if there are any questions concerning the agenda item please advise.  The Committee may consider items listed on the agenda in random order. The City has assisted listening devices available, if needed please advise. This meeting was posted in three public places to-wit:

City Hall - 1st Floor
Post Office - Lobby
City Bank and Trust - Front Entry

2. Roll Call
Rationale: 

Attendance of Committee members will be recorded to determine the presence of a quorum for official actions.

3. Special Order of Business
Rationale: 

The Committee may take action to hear testimony in favor of  or in opposition to, discuss/limit  discussion and take action to approve or disapprove a recommendation to the City Council on any matter presented under this title.

3.A. Budget Amendments
Rationale:  Review amendments to the biennial budget forms for submittal to the Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts and property tax requests for submittal to the Saline County Commissioners
Action(s):
8/30/16 Finance Committee: Recommend approval of the amendments to the 2015-2017 budget forms to be submitted to the Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts Carried with a motion by Ward 3 Three and a second by Travis Sears.
  • Travis Sears: Aye
  • Dale Strehle: Absent
  • Ward 3 Three: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
3.B. Unused Restricted Funds Authority
Rationale:  The City Council can increase the unused restricted funds authority by 1%
Action(s):
8/30/16 Finance Committee: Recommend that the additional 1% of restricted fund authority be approved Carried with a motion by Ward 3 Three and a second by Travis Sears.
  • Travis Sears: Aye
  • Dale Strehle: Absent
  • Ward 3 Three: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.C. Tax Request
Rationale:  A resolution requesting property tax from Saline County
Action(s):
8/30/16 Finance Committee: Recommend that the property tax request be approved as presented in Resolution 2016-26 Carried with a motion by Ward 3 Three and a second by Travis Sears.
  • Travis Sears: Aye
  • Dale Strehle: Absent
  • Ward 3 Three: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
3.D. Appropriations
Rationale:  An ordinance approving the appropriations for the next fiscal year
Action(s):
8/30/16 Finance Committee: Recommend of the appropriations as presented in Ordinance 1983 Carried with a motion by Ward 3 Three and a second by Travis Sears.
  • Travis Sears: Aye
  • Dale Strehle: Absent
  • Ward 3 Three: Aye
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4. Officers' Reports
Rationale: 

Reports may be given by Department Heads, other Committees and Council members concerning current operations of the City. Questions may be asked and answered. No action can be taken by the Committee on matters presented under this title except to answer any question posed and to refer the matter for further action.

5. Adjournment
Rationale: 

The City Council Committee will review the above matters and take such actions as they deem appropriate. The Committee may enter into closed session to discuss any matter on this agenda when it is determined by the Committee that it is clearly necessary for protection of the public interest or the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual and if such and individual has not requested a public meeting, or as otherwise allowed by law. Any closed session shall be limited to the subject matter for which the closed session was called. If the motion to close passes, then the presiding officer immediately prior to the closed session shall restate on the record the limitation of the subject matter of the closed session. The City of Crete assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, disability, handicap or sex, be excluded  from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity of the City receiving Federal financial assistance.  To report discrimination, contact the City Clerk's office.

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