ORO VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL
April 11, 2012
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CANADA DRIVE
|Satish Hiremath, Mayor |
Lou Waters, Vice Mayor
Bill Garner, Councilmember
Barry Gillaspie, Councilmember
Joe Hornat, Councilmember
Mary Snider, Councilmember
Steve Solomon, Councilmember
Interim Town Manager Greg Caton explained why the town was looking at self funding and Finance Director Stacey Lemos introduced Oscar Diaz from CBIZ Benefits and Insurance Services, who explained how the medical self-funded methodology worked.
Interim Town Manager Greg Caton commented that the General Fund budget was 1.8% above the current fiscal year’s budget, exclusive of contingencies, and that the departments had held the line with their own budgets. He stated that the major operational departments would be presenting their budgets to Council, as well as the Economic Development division.
Chief Sharp spoke first regarding the Police Department and commended his staff for providing the services they did in relation to the high expectations of the community. He stated that RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) funds allowed them to add three frozen positions back into the budget.
Mayor Hiremath recessed the meeting at 7:40 p.m. and the meeting resumed at 7:48 p.m.
Philip Saletta, Water Utility Department Director, reviewed the recommended budget for the Water Utility Enterprise and explained that they received all revenue from rates and fees, and nothing from the General Fund. The operating fund budget for the Water Utility amounted to $14,610,541.
Amanda Jacobs, Economic Development Manager, also presented the highlights of her budget for the coming year. She explained that her division focused on three areas which included business attraction, business retention and project management and that the division had not been staffed to full capacity since 2007. She noted that the two proposed FT positions would assist the division to be more proactive in the community, and assist with branding, arts and culture, and the OV concert series.
There were no future agenda items.
MOTION: A motion was made by Vice Mayor Waters and seconded by Councilmember Snider to Adjourn the meeting at 8:44 p.m.
MOTION carried, 7-0.