Posted: January 29, 2021 | Updated: August 25, 2023
NOTICE AND CALL OF PUBLIC MEETING
GOVERNMENTAL BODY: THE CITY COUNCIL OF CRESCO, IOWA
DATE OF MEETING: FEBRUARY 1, 2021
TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING: 6:00 P.M. VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM
Note: Council Members will be utilizing ZOOM to attend the meeting remotely due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The public can attend by logging in to the meeting online at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85826939029 Meeting ID: 858 2693 9029 or by telephone +1 312 626 6799 Meeting ID: 858 2693 9029.
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE MENTIONED
GOVERNMENTAL BODY WILL MEET AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SET OUT ABOVE. THE TENTATIVE AGENDA FOR SAID MEETING IS AS FOLLOWS:
ROLL CALL: BRENNO, McCONNELL, FORTUNE, BOUSKA, CARMAN
BUSINESS: There may be action taken on each of the items listed below.
- Discuss Posting of Park/Fitness Center Managers and Director Positions
- Discuss FY2022 Budget
COMMENTS FROM AUDIENCE:
THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN AT THE DIRECTION OF THE MAYOR PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 21, CODE OF IOWA AND THE LOCAL RULES OF SAID GOVERNMENTAL BODY. POSTED JANUARY 29, 2021.
Mayor Bohle called the Cresco City Council special meeting to order on February 1, 2021, at 6:00 pm via Zoom. Council Members Brenno, McConnell, Fortune, Bouska, and Carman were present. No council members were absent.
Mayor Bohle explained that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, as to protect the employees, council members, and the public, the meeting is being held electronically. The log-in for the Zoom meeting is available online at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85826939029. Meeting ID: 858 2693 9029 or by telephone +1 312 626 6799 Meeting ID: 858 2693 9029.
Girolamo reported she met with Bill Caffrey and two Park Board members to discuss the hiring of a new Park, Recreation, and Fitness Center Director. It will be advertised and interviews conducted in April to be filled in early May. The job descriptions and titles for the other full-time positions were updated as well as the chain of command. The positions of Park Manager and Fitness Center Manager will be posted internally only since the positions are just a change in title and job descriptions with no pay increases.
Discussion was held regarding combining the park and fitness center departments for financial reporting to eliminate tracking payroll, employee benefits, and other expenses. However, concern was voiced regarding the desire to track the Fitness Center to determine the profitability and self-sustainability. Consensus of Council was to continue to track expenses separately for the Parks and Fitness Center.
The budget for FY2022 was adjusted by making several cuts that resulted in a projected profit of $55,286. The biggest cuts were made in the General Funds. The property tax levy is projected to decrease slightly by about $.024 per thousand under the current year’s levy. The budget will be finalized and presented for a public hearing in March.
Mayor Bohle asked for comments from the audience and there were none.
Carman moved to adjourn the Council Meeting at 6:17 pm. Brenno seconded and it passed all ayes. The next regular Cresco City Council meeting will be February 1, 2021, at 7:00 pm via Zoom.
Mayor: Mark Bohle
City Clerk: Michelle Girolamo