02-11-13 Common Council Meeting Minutes
Common Council Meeting Minutes
02-11-13 Common Council Meeting Minutes
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<br />REGULAR MEETING FEBRUARY 11, 2013 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Be it remembered that the Common Council of the City of South Bend, Indiana met in the <br />Council Chambers of the County-City Building on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. The <br />meeting was called to order by Council President Dieter and the Invocation and Pledge to the <br />Flag were given. <br /> <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br /> <br />COUNCILMEMBERS: <br /> <br /> <br />st <br />Present: Tim Scott 1 District <br />nd <br /> Henry Davis, Jr. 2 District <br />rd <br /> Valerie Schey 3 District <br />th <br /> Fred Ferlic 4 District <br />th <br /> Oliver J. Davis 6 District, Vice-President <br />th <br /> David Varner 5 District <br /> Derek Dieter At-Large, President <br /> Gavin Ferlic At-Large <br /> Karen L. White At-Large, Chairperson Committee of the Whole <br /> <br /> <br />OTHERS PRESENT: <br /> <br /> Kathleen Cekanski-Farrand Council Attorney <br /> John Voorde City Clerk <br /> Janice I. Talboom Deputy <br /> Mary Beth Wisniewski Chief Deputy <br /> <br /> <br />REPORT FROM THE SUB-COMMITTEE ON MINUTES <br /> <br />Councilmember Scott made a motion that the minutes of the January 28, 2013, meeting of the <br />Council be accepted and placed on file. Councilmember Oliver Davis seconded the motion <br />which carried by a voice vote of nine (9) ayes. <br /> <br />SPECIAL BUSINESS <br /> <br />MAYOR’S ANNUAL ADDRESS TO THE CITY COUNCIL PURSUANT TO SECTION 2-3.1 <br />OF THE SOUTH BEND MUNICIPAL CODE <br /> <br />Mayor Pete Buttigieg presented his annual address to the City Council pursuant to Section 2-3.1 <br />of the South Bend Municipal Code. Mayor Buttigieg presented the overall fiscal health of the <br />City. He explained the City’s high credit rating, and announced a financial reporting award for <br />the City’s Department of Administration and Finance. Mayor Buttigieg stated that in tough <br />economic times, the City of South Bend continues its strong fiscal stewardship of public funds. <br />He applauded the work of the city departments and employees as they do more with less to <br />improve the overall quality of life in the city. Mayor Buttigieg stated that overall revenue <br />exceeded expenditures in 2012. The total revenue to the City, which included property taxes, <br />charges for service, bond proceeds, and other items, came to $284,166,267 and expenditures <br />totaled $261,227,352. Mayor Buttigieg advised that increased in Enterprise Funds in recent <br />years can be attributed to the large capital projects needed for unfunded, federally mandated <br />CSO (combined sewer overflow) project, which will cost hundreds of millions of dollars over the <br />next 20 years as part of the Clean Water Act. He noted that in the City’s general fund, which <br />totaled $63,399,284 in 2012, public safety accounted for 83.44% of the fund. As it relates to <br />workforce, the administration has kept the number of full-time employees lower than the <br />previous two years. In 2012, the total number of full-time City employees was 1,118, with 51% <br />of those employees working in public safety. Mayor Buttigieg stated that South Bend’s fiscal <br />health also benefits from an exemplary credit rating of “AA” with a “stable” outlook from <br />Standard & Poor’s. According to S&P’s General Obligation Ratings of Indiana Local <br />1 <br /> <br /> <br />
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