We had a great City Council meeting on Monday. Below you'll find a recap of agenda items and a few of my general updates. As always, you can watch the recorded video and view the minutes in our agenda center.
To start the meeting, we discussed the City's Fiscal Year 2024 budget planning process and an update on community feedback regarding American Rescue Plan Act COVID-19 relief funding. Later, we received a substantial Municipal Infrastructure Goal update from our Director of Public Works, including the following project notes:
Later in the meeting, we adopted a Traffic Calming Policy and Manual, which you can find here. These documents help support the livability and vitality of residential and commercial areas through improvements for safety, mobility, and comfort. We also recognized October 5 as Energy Efficiency Day with a special resolution that was introduced by Councilor Bryn Oakleaf - keep an eye out for an announcement of this on October 5th.
Lastly, I'd like to remind everyone that the Fiscal Year 2024 budget planning process is coming up fast. We're going to set our budget goals for staff during our regular meeting on October 17, and as we do every year, will hold individual budget meetings for each department. I encourage you to share your thoughts on how your tax dollars should be spent during these meetings. This will be a unique budget season with considerations of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) COVID-19 relief funds and the new revenue we'll see after paying off the remainder of Tax Increment Finance (TIF) debt.
If you have any questions regarding the budget process, feel free to reach out to any of your Councilors: winooskivt.gov/council.
Mayor Kristine Lott: email@example.com / 802 766 1988