AUGUST 12, 2013
The Council of the City of Augusta, Kansas met in a special meeting on August 12, 2013, with Mayor Kristey Williams presiding. Council present were Matt Childers, Jason Lowery, Mike Rawlings, Sue Jones, Ron Reavis and Matt Malone. Council members Jamie Crum and Michael Wallace were absent. Also present: Interim City Manager Josh Shaw and City Clerk Erica Jones. Visitors present were: Kent Bush.
Mayor Williams called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Public Hearing: The Mayor promptly closed the public hearing as there was no one in the audience to address the governing body.
Proposed Budget: Reavis reiterated his desire to increase the Library’s allocation. Reavis asked if the additional $25,000 allocated for parks could be decreased to cover the $11,800 the Library needs to balance their budget. E. Jones indicated that the Council could not increase expenditures after the budget was published, only reduce expenditures. She stated the Council could consider amending next year’s budget if additional revenues became available. Shaw stated the money budgeted for park improvements does not affect the mill levy but comes from capital improvement funds which come from sales tax and electric fund transfers.
Rawlings made a motion to adopt the 2014 budget as published. Childers seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Adjourn: At 7:07 p.m. Chiders made a motion to adjourn. Malone seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.