Council Discusses Multiple Items At Tuesday Meeting
Posted: 20 March, 2013
WAYNE (KTCH/KCTY) - The Wayne City Council held its regularly scheduled meeting last night. The first item on the agenda was the presentation of the city’s audit for fiscal year 2011-2012 by Terry Galloway of Almquist, Maltzahm, Galloway and Luth, PC.
Galloway said that the city of Wayne has better reporting and financial statements than most other cities the same size, and that everything is true and accurate in the statements. Galloway did mention, however, the Wayne needs to increase cash reserves and general funds. He said that the restricted funds are currently at $616,269, when they should be around $1.2 million. Galloway also noted that Wayne taxpayers pay less than taxpayers in other cities the same size, and that Wayne does a good job of controlling overall cost, but needs diverse or addition revenue streams.
The Council approved the amending of Wayne Municipal Code section 34-39, dealing with nuisance as the duty of owner or occupant of a property. This includes fines, which are marked at “no less than $100.”
The Council also recessed and reconvened as the Community Development Agency. The CDA approved the proposed purchase agreement on Lots 2A and 2B, the replat of Kardell Industrial Park to Robert Woehler & Sons Construction, Inc. Lot 2A, which includes four acres, was sold at $1 an acre for a total of $4, while Lot 2B, a total of 6.10 acres was sold for a total of $45,450 on the agreement that Woehler will end their concrete crushing operation at the current site and will move before December 31, 2014. This was approved under the terms that some form of performance based reimbursement or loan be made, in order to avoid using LB840 money to fund part of the project.