City of Vista Council Meeting Tonight Oct 10th Dogs and Money

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Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Listed are the three discussion items for October 10, 2017.
Full Agenda http://records.cityofvista.com/WebLink/Browse.aspx?dbid=0&startid=35311&cr=1
Discussion Item #1

Deputy Mayor Franklin requested the City Manager place a discussion item on the allowance for unleashed dogs on public property within South Buena Vista Park and Buena Vista Park. This is a highly charged item. There will be much public input. If you want to see civics in action or have a dog in the fight come join in the proceedings.
Full agenda, http://records.cityofvista.com/WebLink/0/doc/1559897/Page1.aspx
RECENT POST NC DAILY STAR http://ncdailystar.com/we-like-dogs-but-they-need-to-be-on-a-leash/

Discussion Item #2
RECOMMENDATION: Review Councilmember Green’s proposed resident reward coin design and, if determined, approve it as the City Council’s official reward coin design.
PRIOR ACTION: On March 28, 2017, agreed to bring forward designs of potential resident reward coins to be discussed at a future City Council Meeting (Vote: Consensus).
STATEMENT ON THE SUBJECT: In March the City Council agreed to bring forward designs for a City Council Resident Reward Coin. The City Council would designate an official design, which the Mayor or any Councilmember could use to create and purchase commemorative coins for distribution.
Councilmember Green has created a design for the City Council’s consideration (Exhibit 1).
FISCAL IMPACT: There is no direct fiscal impact associated with the staff recommendation. If desired, coins would be individually purchased by the Mayor or Councilmembers.
Full agenda, http://records.cityofvista.com/WebLink/0/doc/1559129/Page1.aspx

Discussion Item #3
FISCAL YEAR 2016/17 FOURTH QUARTER FINANCIAL REPORT RECOMMENDATION: This is a 24 page report. I picked info on Proposition “L” and requested expenditures.
Full C, http://records.cityofvista.com/WebLink/0/doc/1559875/Page1.aspx

SUBJECT: FISCAL YEAR 2016/17 FOURTH QUARTER FINANCIAL REPORT
Sales and use tax revenues were 12.3 percent above budgetary estimates, primarily due to a single business whose larger than normal revenues were not included in sales tax revenue estimates. Exhibit 2 provides detailed information the various General Fund revenue activities.

Receipts for Proposition “L” revenues were $7,463,296, or 1.6 percent below budgetary estimates, and 1.5 percent below prior year actuals. Proposition “L” expenditures included debt service costs of $5,735,145 and a fire personnel contribution of $1,205,021. Revenues exceeded expenditures in the current year by $523,130, which was added to the Proposition “L” fund balance reserve balance at year end. The balance in the Proposition “L” reserve at June 30, 2017 was $6,118,990. A detailed projection of Proposition “L” revenue activity is provided on page 4 of Exhibit 2. The 2007 Certificates of Participation were refinanced during Fiscal Year 2015/16 and the updated schedule reflects the savings achieved.

General Fund operating expenditures (Exhibit 4) were 5.71 percent under budget, primarily due to salary and other position-related savings during recruitments for vacant positions (approximately $2.4 million), lower than anticipated contracted services (approximately $1.4 million), and delays in remodeling projects at the Senior Center, Recreation Center and other facilities throughout the City (approximately $500,000). All General Fund operating departments were able to complete the year within their respective appropriation with no significant unexpected variances noted. After funding required reserves and designations, there is $6,378,000 of available General Fund fund balance at June 30, 2017. The City Manager recommends the following twelve uses of the year-end available fund balance:
ITEM AMOUNT
Increase the City’s Emergency Reserve from 25% to 29% $3,000,000.00
Add funds to the City’s Retirement Benefits Section 115 Trust Deposit $1,800,000.00
Monique Court Street Improvements project $500,000.00
Creekwalk Light Retrofit project (transition 35 lights to LED) $40,000.00
Downtown Parking project (add 19 spaces by reconfiguring areas) $200,000.00
Rancho Adobe Fountain Replacement and Slab Leak project $30,000.00
Countryside Drive V Ditch project (to capture water runoff) $25,000.00
Property Purchase — 119 Michigan Avenue $480,000.00
Creekwalk Vehicle Bridge Expansion Plate Removal project $25,000,00
Rewiring for LED Lights Various Areas in the City $200,000.00
S. Buena Vista Park Retaining Wall for Basketball Court $5,000.00
Wave Waterpark Upgrades (railings, oven, hoist, wi-fi) $73,000.00
TOTAL $6,378,000.00

Staff recommends the City Council approve the above uses of Year End Fund Balance and amend the Fiscal Year 2017/18 Operating and Capital Project budgets to incorporate these uses. A resolution of approval is included as Exhibit 9.
Required Disclosure. Section 3702.6(b) of the California Labor Code requires that “each public self-insurer shall advise its governing board within 90 days after submission of the self-insurer’s annual report of the total liabilities reported and whether current funding of those workers’ compensation.

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