7/24/2020 11:41:00 AM Stacy city leaders hear a
glowing audit presentation
Stacy City Council met July 14 for a regular meeting.
In staff reports, city council heard from Dennis Oberloh of Oberloh and Oberloh Auditors. Oberloh told the council 2019 tax revenues increased by $10,000 while government aid decreased by $10,000, other general fund revenues increased by $12,000 from $628,000 to $640,000. Oberloh noted that services charged revenue increased by $17,000. Oberloh said expenditures increased from $515,000 to $619,000. There was a public works truck purchase factored in the increase.
Oberloh said the fund balance increased to $122,000. He told the council the state recommends a city or municipality have a general fund balance of 35 to 50 percent of a year’s operating expense. Oberloh said Stacy currently sits at 171 percent of operating expense. The general fund balance finished in 2019 at $1.099 million, up from $976,615 in 2018.
The council approved the audit 5-0.
In the attorney’s report city attorney James Monge told the council he has looked into the county’s ordinance on short term rental agreements. Monge told the council the ordinance does not put the city in a compromised position and the county would be in charge of licensing even within the city limits.
The council recently requested the county engineer allow access off of Forest Boulevard as requested by the property owner. The request was denied by the county engineer. Monge told the council they could appeal the engineer’s decision or the property owner could apply for a variance. The council then voted to appeal the engineer’s denial.
In the engineer’s report city engineer Dan Boyum told the council they are looking at different options of utility routes to supply the site.
Boyum told the council he had met with public works to discuss street conditions including graveling and repairs to Foster Avenue.
The council then accepted council member Paul Authier’s resignation from the liquor committee. Council member Dennis Thieling submitted a letter expressing interest in serving on the same committee.
The council then passed a motion to appoint Brad Davis to the EDA.
The council will hold a special meeting on August 13 at 7 p.m. at the Rick Doyle Fields building to discuss Forterra potentially hooking their offices to city sewer and water. The hook up would involve running water line down 307th street.