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Finance Committee Agenda Meeting Minutes
June 19, 2018
Topic: Finance Committee agenda meeting
Location: City Council Chamber, 1st floor, City Hall – St. James Building, 117 West Duval Street
In attendance: Council Members Garrett Dennis (Chair), Lori Boyer, Reginald Gaffney, Matt Schellenberg, Doyle Carter, Joyce Morgan, Danny Becton
Also: Kyle Billy and Kim Taylor – Council Auditor’s Office; Peggy Sidman– Office of General Counsel; Jeff Clements – Council Research Division; Adri Segui – Legislative Services Division; Jordan Elsbury – Mayor’s Office; Angela Moyer and Teresa Eichner – Finance and Administration Department; John Pappas and Bill Joyce – Public Works Department; Kirk Wendland – Office of Economic Development; Stephanie Burch – Neighborhoods Department; Tom Goldsbury – Building Inspection Division
Meeting Convened: 9:01 a.m.
Chairman Dennis called the meeting to order and reviewed the Auditor’s marked agenda which included 8 items marked for deferral, 23 items ready for action (1 marked for withdrawal, 1 to be substituted, 1 requested for emergency action) and 9 items for second reading and re-referral.
2018-234 (exchanging property on Powhattan Street for property on James Street) – Stephanie Burch will discuss and then withdraw.
Council Member Boyer asked for clarification about budget address in relation to regular standing committees on the third week of July. Deputy General Counsel Peggy Sidman reported that the mayor’s budget address will be given on July 23rd because the Council President will be out of town the week of July 16th when it would normally be made, followed by a Special Finance meeting to approve the millage levy bill to report to Council on the 24th for final approval and transmission to the state. Ms. Boyer asked Mr. Billy to comment on the budget hearing process given the lateness of the mayor’s address. Chairman Dennis wanted to know about any precedent for delaying the budget address so late in July.
2018-297 (appropriating $100,000 for a Fight Blight Awareness Campaign) – Council Member Morgan requested information from Jordan Elsbury of the Mayor’s Office before the deferral
2018-349 (appropriating CDBG funds): Council Member Morgan announced that she will abstain from voting.
Meeting Adjourned: 9:10 a.m.
Minutes: Jeff Clements, Council Research
6.19.18 Posted 9:30 a.m.
Tapes: Finance agenda meeting– LSD