City Council Special Call Meeting 11-26-19

MINUTES

CLARKSTON CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Officials Present

Mayor:                         Ted Terry       
Council:                       YT Bell,
Awet Eyasu, Ahmed Hassan, Andrea Cervone, Jamie Carroll,
City Manager:             Robin I. Gomez
City Clerk:                  Tracy Ashby
City Attorney:             Stephen Quinn

 

A.  CALL TO ORDER –SPECIAL CALL MEETING
Mayor Terry called the meeting to order.

B. ROLL CALL
YT Bell, Awet Eyasu, Ahmed Hassan, Andrea Cervone, Jamie Carroll
Councilman Ahmed Hassan arrived 6:52pm.
Councilman Mario Williams absent.

Jamie Carroll made a motion to amend the agenda to add an executive session to discuss a legal matter at the end of the agenda. Awet Eyasu seconded the motion. Discussion of including canceling the December work session and changing venue for the January Council meeting.

Jamie Carroll amended his motion: to add to the special call meeting an executive session to discuss a legal matter and moving the January 2020 council meeting to the Community Center and canceling the December 30th work session. Awet Eyasu seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (4, 0).

C. OLD BUSINESS
None

D. NEW BUSINESS

D1) 2020 Budget Adoption
1) 2020 Budget Presentation
Mr. Gomez provided a power point presentation on the Proposed 2020 Budget and he provided detailed financial information relating to all revenue, expenditures, and grants funds.
Councilman Ahmed Hassan arrived 6:52pm.

Mr. Gomez responded to questions from the council relating to the proposed budget and noted requested changes from the council.

2) Public Hearing – To take public comment on the 2020 Proposed Operating & Enterprise Fund        Budget
Amina Osman provided responses on the proposed 202 Budget.

Warren Hadlock requested a survey of Friendship Forest be conducted.

Debra Johnson questioned the benefits of the urban agricultural consultant.

Susan Hood requested that strong public involvement with the planned zoning rewrite.

Laura Hopkins questioned if the proposed $75,000 would be sufficient for the expected project.  Mr. Gomez stated the budget could be amended if necessary.

Chris Busing had questions on the budget packet format.

Robin Chanin, Global Growers, offered to assist with the urban agriculture RFP process.

Beverly Burks requested information on providing to the council members, the public arts recommendations for consideration.

Mayor Terry closed the budget public hearing.

D2)  Cancel December 30th Work Session and move the January 7, 2902 meeting to the Community Center.

Awet Eyasu made a motion to cancel December 30th Work Session and to move the January 7, 2902 meeting from the City Hall to the Community Center. Yt Bell seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (5, 0).

Work Session Held

I. EXECUTIVE SESSION

To discuss a Legal Issue

 Awet Eaysu made a motion to close the open meeting and go into executive session to discuss a legal matter. Andrea Cervone seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (5, 0).

Executive Session – Legal Matter

Awet Eyasu  made a motion to close the executive session and go into open session. YT Bell seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (5, 0).

 Awet Eyasu    made a motion to adjourn the meeting. YT Bell seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (5, 0). 

 

Meeting adjourned.