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REGULAR MEETING JUNE 14, 2010 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />student’s complete shot record. She also noted that these shots are required for school <br />entry. Councilmember Puzzello noted that super shots will also be offered at the Sr. <br />Maura Brannick Health Center 326 S. Chapin Street on July 6, and August 3, 2010 from <br />5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and the St. Joseph County WIC office, 1817 E. Ireland Road on <br />June 28, July 26, and August 23, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. <br /> <br />Councilmember Henry Davis suggested that he would like to see the partnership between <br />the South Bend Community School Corporation, the St. Joseph County Health <br />Department and the City of South Bend continue to provide vaccinations to all students. <br />He stated that he will be holding a Community Relations Committee meeting with the <br />SBCSC to discuss this matter. <br /> <br />Mayor Stephen Luecke advised that as everyone is quite aware there is a lot of paving <br />projects being done around town. He stated that some of those projects are funded by <br />federal stimulus dollars, some by state dollars and some from local funding. He stated <br />that in the midst of all that the Street Department was able to squeeze in repaving the <br />parking lot at the Charles Black Center at LaSalle Park and have done an excellent job <br />and the residents of the area are quite pleased with the work. He commended the street <br />department for a job well done. Secondly, he stated that effective July 3, 2010 he will be <br />removing the salary freeze instituted in 2009 and 2010 on more than 300 non-bargaining <br />employees. For the rest of the year they will be paid within levels specified in the 2010 <br />Salary Ordinance. He stated that ordinance provided for a two percent salary increase for <br />non-bargaining employees. For budgetary reason they continued to pay them at 2008 <br />salary levels. Now that they are half way through the year he said that he can project that <br />this added salary expense can be covered within their existing budget. He stated that the <br />five percent (5%) voluntary salary cut by senior staff will also be rescinded. The cost to <br />the budget for these actions will be less than $200,000. No additional appropriations are <br />required. He stated that he is deeply grateful to city staff for the sacrifices they have <br />made to help us through these difficult economic times. He stated that he believes that by <br />implementing this half-year pay increase is fiscally responsible and a matter of fairness. <br />He stated that the collective bargaining employees have negotiated salary and or pension <br />increases during this time that non-bargaining staff have fallen behind. All employees <br />have seen cuts in their benefits. Now, due to cost savings staff positions held open and <br />staff taking on additional duties, and with lower health care benefit expenses that they <br />had projected, are able to institute this modest raise for the employees who have not had <br />an increase since January 2008. He stated that as they being to work on the 2011 budget, <br />this action puts all employees on a level field for future modest raises. He stated that they <br />will continue to be fiscally conservative in budgeting for city services, seeking more <br />efficiencies and increased growth, striving to balance fair compensation for the staff with <br />fairness to the tax payers. <br /> <br /> <br />RESOLVE INTO THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE <br />At 7:13 p.m. Councilmember Henry Davis made a motion to resolve into the Committee <br />of the Whole. Councilmember Varner seconded the motion which carried by a voice <br />vote of eight (8) ayes. Councilmember Puzzello, Chairperson, presiding. <br /> <br />Councilmember Puzzello explained the procedures to be followed for tonight’s meeting <br />in accordance with Article 1, Section 2-11 of the South Bend Municipal Code. <br /> <br />Councilmember Puzzello stated that a brochure may be found on the railing in the <br />Council Chambers explaining those procedures. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> 2 <br /> <br />