New administrator puts early budget on the table
On Monday night, Basehor City Council members and city administrator Carl Slaugh discussed four different sections of the first draft of the proposed 2007 budget.
Slaugh explained that city treasurer Susan Adams prepared the draft of the budget with an overall 4 percent increase based on last year's estimate. The city will receive property value and income from property tax figures around July 1.
Areas discussed included general, special park and recreation, sewer, Cedar Lakes maintenance and consolidated highway funds. The general fund includes administration, governing body, police, facilities and planning.
The next work session is scheduled for June 8.
Other items on the work session agenda included:
- A public hearing on the transportation development taxing district. President John Bonee said the hearing would have to be postponed until the May 15 meeting. The council could not establish quorum because Council members Bill Hooker and Iris Dysart were ill and could not be present.
- Discussion regarding wastewater treatment needs
Mayor Chris Garcia and council members weighed the options of expanding the existing treatment plant and building a new plant somewhere else. Slaugh would like to have proposed expenses to expand the existing plant by the end of June.
- Discussion regarding responsibilities of the city administrator.
- Discussion regarding 24-40 sanitary sewer taxing district ordinance and assessments.
The Council agreed to put this on the May 15 agenda and defer it if necessary.
- Update Council on May 2 Planning Commission meeting issues.
City planner Dustin Smith discussed the Stimetz subdivision preliminary plat, Pinehurst final plat and the city's Comprehensive Plan with Council members.