CITY OF WORCESTER

Finance Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 6:11 P.M.

Adjourned: 6:59 P.M.


Mayor
Joseph M. Petty

 

www.worcesterma.gov

 

Clerk of the City Council
Susan M. Ledoux

Committee Members

Chairperson Joseph M Petty
Vice Chairperson Konstantina B Lukes
Councilor Morris A Bergman
 
Councilor Khrystian E King
Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson
Councilor Sarai Rivera
Councilor Sean M Rose
Councilor Gary Rosen
Councilor George J Russell
Councilor Kathleen M Toomey
Councilor Matthew E Wally

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


Present Were:All members were present with the Mayor as the Chair except for Councilor Mero-Carlson, who arrived at 6:12P.M. and Councilor Rivera, who arrived at 6:14 P.M.
 
Also:City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. Chief Financial Officer Thomas F. Zidelis City Auditor Robert V. Stearns Police Chief Steven M. Sargent City Solicitor David M. Moore City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux, clerk
 
1.

Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

1a.

Recommending adoption of the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget submission as identified in the line item budget and available to view at http://www.worcesterma.gov/finance/budget-central. # 10a CC May 15, 2018

In Committee May 22, 2018 - Held In Committee May 29, 2018 - Held In Committee June 5, 2018- Held

Attachments

Councilor Lukes made the following motion: To cut $75,000 from the tax levy Police Budget relative to the horse unit.

Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote: Luke's motion denied by a yea and nay vote of 1 Yea (Lukes) and 10 Nays.(Bergman, King, Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Rose, Rosen, Russell, Toomey, Wally, Petty)

Recommend Budget approved on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas (Bergman, King, Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Rose, Rosen, Russell, Toomey, Wally, Petty) and 1 Nay (Lukes)

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager report the yearly costs for the horse unit. Further, request City Manager report the impact the horse unit has made to community relations with adults and children. (Lukes, Bergman)

Request City Manager provide a report outlining how to ramp down the police budget overtime account as police recruits become available. (King)

2.

Motions Held in Committee

2a.

Motion of Councilor Lukes - Request City Manager submit every April 1st to City Council a draft for consideration the Budget relative to Revenue for the next fiscal year.

Held in Committee June 5, 2018

View Budget

Recommend Refer to Municipal Operations Committee

2b.

Motion of Councilor Lukes - Request City Manager submit every April 1st to City Council a draft for consideration the Capital Budget for the next fiscal year.

Held in Committee June 5, 2018

View Budget

Referred to the Municipal Operations Committee

2c.

Motion of Councilor Lukes - Request City Manager limit increases to the annual budget relative to appropriations to 2 %.

Held in Committee June 5, 2018

View Budget

Recommend to Refer to the Municipal Operations Committee

3.

Communications of the City Manager

3a.

Transmitting informational communication in response to budget motions from the Fiscal Year 2019 Finance Committee Hearings. # 9.36A CM June 05, 2018

Attachments

Recommend File

3b.

Recommend Adoption of the Fiscal Year 2019 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). # 10a CC June 05, 2018

Attachments

Recommend Approve

CHAIRMAN'S ORDERS

1.

Request City Council submit an Action Plan or a list of priorities, every January 1st, to be considered by the City Manager before he begins preparation of the yearly budget. (Lukes)

2.

Request City Manager provide a report as to what would be the impact to the city departments if the motions from the Committee on Finance regarding early budget preparation by Council is implemented. (Toomey)