February 7, 2018 Special Session Budget Work Session Minutes


2018/2019 Budget Work Session

February 7, 2018

The Ogden City Council met in Special Session on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 5:10 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Mayor Denny Good presided. Members present were Councilman David Ohlson, Councilman Sean Thompson, Councilman Brian Reimers, Councilwoman Lori Anderson, and Councilwoman Margaret Liston. City staff present were City Administrator Emily Clausen, City Clerk Melanie Elbert, Police Chief Mick Bailey, Street Superintendent Dan Buzzell, Sewer Superintendent Chad Thede, Library Director Lori Reutter, Fire Chief Rick Sturtz, and City Attorney Lee Johnson.


Department Heads from the Streets, Parks, Police, Library, Fire and Sewers presented their proposed budgets and discussed projects for the year.


Streets/Parks: No new changes from past budget. $30,000 will now be paid from the general fund rather than road use tax money for street lighting. The flatbed truck will be sold, and a new truck purchased. No projects are pending for the parks other than repairs to the bike path due to the pipeline coming through.


Library: The Summit Fire quote was approved by the Library Board. No other changes to proposed budget. May need to start planning for roof repair or replacement.


Sewer/Storm Sewer: Regular budget numbers have not changed. The WWTP will be the main focus. Chad will be meeting with financial advisors to make sure we are on track to meet requirements of the loan. A possible increase over what was approved by ordinance may be determined. Chad updated council on plans to insulate a current building at the plant. Chad also updated council on the supplemental storm water project.


Police: Mick has no new expenses or changes to the budget. The wage proposed also includes payout of benefits if Chief Bailey should retire.


Fire: Rick has no new expenses or changes to the budget from previous year. A new firetruck will be purchased through the capital fund.


City Administrator Emily Clausen reviewed property tax information, payroll and insurance information, projected sources and uses of funds, transfers, fund balances, debt service, Kouhn’s Fund projects, and Leonard Good Community Center repair projects. Mayor and Council reviewed proposed drafted budget that encompassed department requests.


The Fiscal Year 2019 budget will be presented again at the February 13, 2018 regular City Council meeting. Final approval of the Fiscal Year 2019 City Budget will take place at a Public Hearing during the March City Council Meeting.


Anderson made a motion, Liston seconded, to adjourn at 8:28 p.m.

Ayes: All Present, Motion Carried.



Denny Good, Mayor






Melanie Elbert, City Clerk