Special City Council Meeting Agenda April 30, 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 6:30 pm

City of Rochelle Council Chambers

420 North 6th Street, Rochelle, IL 61068

I. CALL TO ORDER:

• Pledge to the Flag

• Prayer

II. ROLL CALL:

III. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS:

IV. PUBLIC COMMENTARY:

V. BUSINESS ITEMS:

1) Budget Fiscal Year 2015-16 (Public Hearing and Action)

2) Resolution Establishing Minimum/Maximum Wage Rates for Fiscal Year 2015-16

VI. ADJOURNMENT


 

Agenda Item #1 Fiscal Year 2015-16 Budget – Public Hearing and Adoption

References:

pdf 2015-16 Proposed Budget (1.72 MB)

65 ILCS 5/8-2-9.1 et seq (not attached)

Recommended Action:

1. Conduct Public Hearing.
2. Consider Fiscal Year 2015-16 Budget.

History and Fact:

The City Council met as a Committee of the Whole on March 16th and 30th to discuss the upcoming 2015-16 budget. During the meetings, management staff provided information on 2014-15 projections and capital purchases or projects for 2015-16. At the April 13th City Council meeting the City Manager presented a detailed list of modifications necessary to balance the budget.

The City Clerk published a Public Hearing notice, as required by State law, to consider adoption of the budget at the April 30th City Council Meeting. Final action on the Budget is required on or before April 30, 2015.

Discussion:

The final Proposed 2015-16 General Fund revenues are budgeted at $9,703,450. This represents an increase of approximately 9% compared to the approved 2014-2015 budget. Budgeted expenses total $9,698,591 which is approximately 9% higher than the 2014-15 budget and results in a budget surplus of $4,859. The combination of the General Fund with Special Revenue Funds, Enterprise Funds, Internal Service Funds, Trust and Agency Funds and Capital Project Funds results in budgeted revenues totaling $80,656,358 and budgeted expenses totaling $80,537.540.

Illinois statutes require that the City conduct a public hearing on the proposed budget to allow citizens the opportunity to provide comments. After the Council returns to regular session, members of the Council can propose modifications to the proposed budget, each of which will be voted on by the Council. The proposed budget as amended will then be subject to a final Council vote for approval.

Recommendation:

1. Conduct Public Hearing.
2. Approve Fiscal Year 2015-16 Budget.


 

Agenda Item #2 Resolution Establishing Minimum/Maximum Wage Rates for Fiscal Year
2015-16

References:

pdf Resolution Establishing Minimum/Maximum Wage Rates for 2015-2016 (6 KB)

pdf Exhibit A Minimum/Maximum Wage Rates (11 KB)

Rochelle Municipal Code Sections 2-261 and 2-262 (not attached)

Recommended Action:

Consider Resolution Establishing Minimum/Maximum Wage Rates for Fiscal Year 2015-16

History and Fact:

The Municipal Code of the City of Rochelle requires that the City Council annually approve a resolution establishing minimum/maximum wage rates for all position classifications within the City.

Discussion:

The proposed wage rate resolution is based upon a review completed by the Human Resources Coordinator. The resolution applies to all employees and is based on job categories as defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The rates included in this resolution are consistent with those that were incorporated into the proposed City Budget for Fiscal 2015-16.

Recommendation:

Approve Resolution Establishing Minimum/Maximum Wage Rates for Fiscal Year 2015-16