July 25, 2003 at 10:22 a.m.
State Senator Sean Nienow was also present and joined in discussion concerning the weapons resolution council passed at the last meeting, which was based on a resolution passed by the county. It was brought out that this kind of weapon prohibition from city property is probably against state law and cannot be enforced. Since there were a number of issues to be addressed, the subject is tabled until Aug. 14 at which time more information should be available.
A date of Aug. 11 was set for a workshop, including all department heads as well as council members, on Best Practices.
Resident Gary Menne is having drainage problems with his land and is requesting assistance from the city in what can be done to alleviate the flooding. Council directed Engineer Lee Elfering to work with Menne and report back.
Steve McDonald, with Abdo, Eick & Meyers, sent over the 2002 audit and among other things, recommended that Wyoming establish a capital asset policy, consider more closely the segregation of duties, scrutinize the number of incorrect codings, reconcile the books on a monthly basis, be more diligent in certifying delinquent water and sewer payments, plus periodically manually read the water meters, and review capital project funds to be sure there is action or they should be closed out. Instead of hiring more help to take care of these needs, it was determined that the auditors would work with the city on a quarterly basis instead of just doing an annual audit.
Sgt. Scott Dexter reported the new squad car has arrived and is being equipped. He also asked council members to help out for National Night Out Aug. 5, which will be held at the old ball field area off Goodview Avenue.
A note will be sent to residents with their water bills reminding them of the water ordinance as some people are watering their lawns during the day contrary to the ordinance.
Upon advice from the insurance company, council adopted a resolution waiving liability limits from $600,000 to $1,000,000.
Council also approved a resolution in support of the new branch library, reinforcing the gift of land for it and encouraging the County Board to move forward with positive plans.