1. Call to Order. The workshop session of the Council of the City of Rogers was called to order by Acting Mayor Bunting on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 6:20 p.m. at Rogers Community Center, 21201 Memorial Drive, Rogers, MN, 55374.
Council present: Rob Bell, Jay Bunting, Rick Ihli, and Maureen Stanley.
Mayor Grimm arrived at 6:30.
Staff present: Jeffrey Beahen, Police Chief; Gary Buysse, Liquor Operations Manager; Stacy Doboszenski, Assistant City Administrator; Brad Feist, Fire Chief; John Seifert, Public Works Supt.; Steve Stahmer, City Administrator; Bret Weiss, City Engineer; and Lisa Wieland, Finance Director.
2. 2012 Budget Amendment – Hassan Budget
Finance Director Wieland introduced the item of incorporating the proposed 2012 Hassan budget into the Rogers General Fund Budget for an official budget amendment. Wieland discussed the final cash accounts with Council and explained how Hassan consolidated various funds prior to the end of 2011. The end result is $853,000 in un-restricted cash from Hassan Township to be combined with the City's General Fund.
Wieland stated Richard Hill, former Hassan Finance Director, assisted staff with Hassan's budget. The proposed budget is significantly less than what was originally presented to staff by Hassan Township last fall. Wieland explained the reasoning behind the reduction: Zero levy by Hassan, Hassan staff members were not hired by Rogers, dues based on population were not increased by a number of entities because of the zero levy, unemployment is not being paid to former employees, and the hiring of the new officer mid-year instead of the full year.
Wieland provided a hand-out to Council showing the City's 2012 budget for revenues and expenditures, the recommended "Hassan" budget, and the final amended City budget for 2012. Wieland then discussed the Hassan line item budget with Council, which was reviewed by staff. Wieland stated the bottom line expenditures are $650,256; which balance to revenues which includes $492,763 of Hassan's fund balance.
Bunting questioned the increase in wages from 2010 to 2011 for Hassan former employees. Staff explained it was because of the payouts made to the former employees.
Bunting complimented staff on doing a great job on the proposed budget amendment.
Grimm also questioned the difference in wages; staff explained there were severance payments along with payouts of vacation and sick bank balances.
Council thanked staff. Staff stated no action is necessary at the workshop, this item is on consent agenda for the regular meeting.
Bell moved, Stanley seconded a motion to adjourn the budget workshop at 6:42 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, Stacy Doboszenski, Assistant City Administrator/Clerk