The Osceola Village Board met for a Special Meeting on September 14, 2021 at Village Hall.  Village President Jeromy Buberl called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.

Present:  Buberl, Joel West, Holly Walsh, Bruce Gilliland, Deb Rose, Van Burch, Brad Lutz

Staff present:  Benjamin Krumenauer, Frances Duncanson

Other business – discussion and possible action re:

a)2021 Budget Workshop

Krumenauer is looking for Board input to the 2021 budget process.  Krumenauer gave the Board information on revenue and expense assumptions.  

Discussion was held on Village debt and various ways to fund capital improvements through budgeting, grants, and borrowing as part of the Village Financial Management plan.  It is estimated the increase in health insurance would be between 4-10% and for dental we are seeing a 4% increase.  There will be a meeting with the police union tomorrow.

We will be collecting an additional $11,000 in fire protection from Farmington in 2022 due to their rise in value.  Krumenauer explained we are trying to pay off debt and build some reserves.  We will be considering the needs of all the departments. The Public Works Dept. needs staffing, equipment, chip sealing, storm water basins, etc.  Rose comments on soft costs and retaining employees.  Discretionary spending was reviewed to outside entities such as the PCEDC and Chamber.    

The needs and finances of the sewer and water utilities were discussed and overall is looking good.  

Discussion of and action on any other appropriate items  There were no items or discussion.

President Buberl adjourned the meeting at 8:39 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by

Frances Duncanson, MMC-WCPC

Village Clerk

WNAXLP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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