Minutes - April 9, 2018 Strategic Retreat
APRIL 9, 2018
The Council of the City of Augusta, Kansas met for a strategic retreat on April 9, 2018, with Mayor Matt C. Childers presiding. Council present were Cale Magruder, Eric Birk, Jamie Crum, Paul Belt, Mike Rawlings, Tom Leffler, David Bates and Justin Londagin. Also present: City Manager Josh Shaw, Assistant City Manager Cody Sims, Director of Public Safety Bob Sage, Human Resources Manager Makala Navarro and City Clerk Erica Jones. Visitors present were: Connie Thurman, Lisa Daniels, Kristi Goodmanson, Bill Morris and Michelle Spainhower.
Mayor Childers called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
Council discussed Utility abatements and provided staff feedback to look at a mil levy approach, to move the Library to their mil levy and a step down approach (down to 85%).
City Manager Shaw gave a presentation on points of consideration for the upcoming budget. Council discussed and ranked their priorities.
Adjourn: At 10:01 p.m., Bates made a motion to adjourn. Rawlings seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.