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Ordinance No. 00460

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City Council meeting minutes of November 19 2007

ORDINANCE NO. 460­­

An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Lakewood, Washington adopting the 2008 Budget with Revenues, Expenditures, and Appropriations.

WHEREAS, Chapter 35A.33 RCW specifies the process by which a Code City is to adopt an annual budget; and,

WHEREAS, for the fiscal year 2008 the City has complied with Chapter 35A.33 RCW, having filed a preliminary budget; held a public hearing for the purposes of fixing the final budget; and the City Council has deliberated and has made adjustments and changes deemed necessary and proper.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAKEWOOD,

WASHINGTON, DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Adoption of Budget.

The 2008 budget for the City of Lakewood, attached here as Exhibit A, covering the period of January 01, 2008 through December 31, 2008, with revenues and estimated beginning fund balances of $98,550,950 and with appropriations and estimated ending fund balances of $98,550,950 is hereby adopted.

Section 2. Summary of Revenues and Appropriations.

The budget sets forth totals of estimated revenues and estimated appropriations of each separate fund, and the aggregate totals for all such funds, for a total budget of $98,550,950.

Section 3. Provision for Specific Appropriations

Within the budgeted total appropriation for the General Fund (Fund Number 001) there shall be specific appropriations as follow:

A. Community Policing Teams Program

The adopted budget shall provide for the implementation of a total of six community policing teams, each consisting of a Community Service Officer and a Neighborhood Patrol Officer. Implementation of each newly funded team shall be structured in a fashion such that the Community Service Officer is hired upon commencement of the 2008 fiscal year, and the Neighborhood Patrol Officer is hired by July 1, 2008. Unforeseen circumstances in hiring processes for these positions shall be reported to the City Council in a timely manner.

B. Change to Prisoner Transport Program

The adopted budget shall provide for the hiring of an additional Court Compliance Officer and such appropriate equipment as will be necessary to transport prisoners from remote holding facilities to the City of Lakewood?s Municipal Court for appropriate court proceedings. Transport services utilizing the newly created position shall commence by April 1, 2008. Unforeseen circumstances in the timely implementation of this program shall be reported to the City Council.

The adopted budget shall reduce the proposed budget appropriation for contracted prisoner transport services appropriation by $101,250 and the proposed budget appropriation for a Video Arraignment System by $20,000

C. Reduction in Overtime Appropriation

The adopted budget shall reduce the proposed budget appropriation for Overtime expenditures by $100,000.

Section 3 4. Copies of Budget to be Filed.

A complete copy of the final budget as adopted herein shall be transmitted to the Office of the State Auditor, and to the Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington. Three complete copies of the final budget as adopted herein shall be filed with the City Clerk and shall be available for use by the public.

Section 4 5. Salary Ranges for New/Changed Employee Positions.

The list of Employee Position Titles, Salaries, and Salary Ranges, in accordance with the amounts of employee salaries and costs in the 2008 budget, shall be added to and amended to reflect the following:

POSITION TITLE CHANGES & RECLASSIFICATIONS

POSITION PROPOSED TITLE CURRENT PROPOSED

RANGE RANGE

Court Compliance Officer

Same

16

$2,888-$3,663

25

$3,452-$4,378 mo

GIS Specialist II (one of two positions)

GIS Coordinator

38

$4,465-$5,663 mo

41

$4,738-$6,010 mo

Section 5 6. Salary Range and Salary Adjustments.

The Salary Ranges of employees of the City shall be increased by the Range Adjustment set forth below, and the Salaries of employees of the City shall be increased by the COLA set forth below, the amounts for which are included in the 2008 budget.

A. RANGE ADJUSTMENT

In order for the City to remain competitive in the employment market place, a ?Range Adjustment? is hereby authorized and approved whereby all of the established salary ranges for employment positions of the City shall be adjusted upwards (both upper and lower levels of the salary ranges) by amount of 3.07% percent from the respective levels of the prior years salary ranges. This Range Adjustment shall change the salary ranges for employment positions, but would not result in a change to the salary of employees within the salary range. This Range Adjustment shall be effective January 1, 2008.

B. COST OF LIVING AND MERIT INCREASES

Separate from the Range Adjustment, the salaries of employees of the City who have received a successful evaluation, during the 12 month period preceding the effective date of the COLA shall be increased by the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA), in the amount of 3.07% This COLA shall be effective January 1, 2008. For senior management staff, as defined by the City Manager, the Cost of Living Adjustment shall be no more than 2.00%

The Merit Increase for 2008, which shall be effective January 1, 2008, shall be a range of 3% ? 6% 1.5% ? 4.5%, based on performance criteria and outlined in a successful performance evaluation. For Senior Management Staff, as defined by the City Manager, the Merit Increase for 2008 shall be no more than 2.00%. However, no employee?s salary may exceed the maximum amount of his or her salary range.

SALARY SCHEDULE ON FILE WITH THE CITY CLERK

A copy of the Salary Schedule that shall be in effect as of January 1, 2008 shall be on file in the office of the City Clerk, which Salary Schedule shall reflect the changes and adjustments made thereto in the 2008 Budget.

Section 6 7. Remainder of Plan Unchanged.

The City of Lakewood Employee Compensation and Benefits Plan shall remain unchanged, except as amended herein.

Section 7 8. Severability.

If any sections, sentence, clause, or phrase of this Ordinance shall be held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, or its application held inapplicable to any person, property, or circumstance, such invalidity or unconstitutionality or inapplicability shall not effect the validity or constitutionality of any other section, sentence, clause or phrase of this Ordinance or its application to any other person, property, or circumstance.

Section 8 9. Effective Date.

This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect for the fiscal year 2008 and five (5) days after publication as required by law.

ADOPTED by the City Council this 19th day of November, 2007.

CITY OF LAKEWOOD

____________________________________

Claudia B. Thomas, Mayor

Attest:

_______________________________

Alice M. Bush, MMC, City Clerk

Approved as to Form:

_______________________________

Michael McKenzie, Acting City Attorney


EXHIBIT A

CITY OF LAKEWOOD

2008 BUDGET

TOTAL REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES

Fund Amount

General (001) $38,152,330

City Streets (101) 4,783,210

Arterial Street (102) 8,382,290

Hotel/Motel Tax (104) 934,000

Property Abatement (105) 215,000

Police Investigation (180) 1,944,060

Grants (190) 2,865,430

General Government CIP (301) 14,934,590

59th Street Debt (201) 77,000

Sewer Project Debt (204) 637,000

Sewer Project CIP (311) 1 8,610,000

Surface Water Management (401) 13,972,010

Equipment Replacement (501) 2,867,810

City Hall Service (502) 176,220

Total Funds $98,550,950

Budgeted Revenues and Expenditures are equal for all funds

1 Fund 311 revenues, expenditures, and fund balances are updated for most current data for Federal Grants, as of November 1, 2007.