Minutes - August 13, 2018
The Council of the City of Augusta, Kansas met for a special meeting to conduct a public hearing on the 2019 proposed budget on August 13, 2018, with Mayor Mike Rawlings presiding. Council present were Cale Magruder, Eric Birk, Jamie Crum, Paul Belt, Tom Leffler, Kip Richardson and David Bates. Also present: City Attorney Austin Parker, City Manager Josh Shaw, Assistant City Manager Cody Sims, Human Resource Manager Makala Navarro and City Clerk Erica Jones. Visitors present were: Kate Bosserman, Lisa Daniels and Connie Thurman.
Mayor Rawlings called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
At 6:01p.m., Belt made a motion to go into executive session for 10 minutes to discuss matters relating to legal liability under the "Consultation with an attorney for the public body or agency which would be deemed privileged in the attorney-client relationship" justification of K.S.A. 75- 4319(b)(2) of the Kansas Open Meetings and to invite City Attorney Austin Parker, City Manager Josh Shaw, Assistant City Manager Cody Sims and City Clerk / Director of Finance Erica Jones to join the Council in executive session. The governing body will reconvene in the council chambers at 6: 11 p.m. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
At 6: 11 p.m., Magruder made a motion to exit executive session where no action was taken. Bates seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
City Manager Shaw provided a staff presentation for the 2019 proposed budget.
Mayor Rawlings opened the public hearing. No one present addressed the governing body. The Mayor closed the public hearing. Shaw explained that the governing body could wait until the next meeting to adopt the budget, allowing for more time for additional feedback from citizens.
Crum made a motion to publish a second notice of public hearing to provide another opportunity for the public to provide additional feedback. Belt seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Adjourn: At 6:37p.m., Bates made a motion to adjourn. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.