Last night’s meeting

Here are my notes from last night’s meetings:

Fox Den – Council renewed the contracts for three Fox Den employees last night. The golf course has improved, leaps and bounds, over where it was when I was first elected. The course still costs the city money because of its $375K in annual debt service payments. But operationally, it is doing better than ever. The reason? We have cut costs and started to operate it like a business.

Leaf program – It has been a really strange year for leaves. They fell really late, and a huge snowfall hit fairly early. On Monday, we plan to resume picking up leaves on 34 streets in District 3. If you still have leaves on your treelawn after that round, the city will make a special trip upon request.

Council funds – City council had a budget of $15,000 in 2017. We spent almost none of it. So we unanimously agreed to transfer the funds to storm water projects in the city.

End of the Year – This was City Council’s last meeting of 2017, and thus, my last meeting as Council President. It has been a real honor to serve in this capacity. The new challenges and responsibilities have helped me grow professionally. I’m looking forward to even bigger challenges in 2018. Stay tuned for an announcement in January.