The Collinwood City Commission met in special session on Thursday, June 13th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the conference/courtroom of the Collinwood City Hall.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Glenn Brown. All commissioners were in attendance, including Vice Mayor Danny Sandusky, Commissioner Jeremiah Stults, Commissioner Debie Pigg, and Commissioner Butch Kephart. City Manager Gary Victory and City Recorder Cindy Kephart were also in attendance.
Mayor Brown called the meeting to order. Following a moment of silence, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all.
First was approval of the agenda. A motion was made by Commissioner Pigg and seconded by Commissioner Stults to approve the agenda as presented, and the motion carried.
The first item of new business on the agenda was the Non-Profit Resolution. The resolution calls for $10,000 in city donations to non-profit organizations, including $5,000 to the JECDB, $100 to The Butterfly Foundation, $225 to Collinwood Dixie Youth, $225 to the Help Center, $225 to the Senior Citizens Center, $300 to the Chamber of Commerce, $225 to the Wayne County Welcome Center, and $1,000 to the Wayne County Veterans Park (located in Collinwood). Commissioner Kephart made a motion to approve the Non-Profit Resolution. Vice Mayor Sandusky seconded the motion, and the resolution was unanimously approved on roll call vote.
Next was the first reading of the 2019-2020 Budget Ordinance. Commissioner Stults made a motion to approve the first reading of the ordinance, and Vice Mayor Sandusky seconded the motion. The first reading of the Budget Ordinance was unanimously approved on roll call vote.
Following was the first reading of the 2018-2019 Budget Amendment Ordinance, which finalizes the line item budget amendments in the previous year’s budget. Vice Mayor Sandusky made a motion to approve the first reading of the Budget Amendment Ordinance. Commissioner Pigg seconded the motion, and the first reading of the Budget Amendment Ordinance was approved unanimously on roll call vote.
The final item of business on the agenda was a discussion of the City Manager’s salary. Mayor Brown began by saying that City Manager Victory deserves a raise for his job performance. Commissioner Pigg and Vice Mayor Sandusky both said that Victory deserves a raise, and is doing very good work. Vice Mayor Sandusky made a motion to give City Manager Victory a $4,000 per year raise, from $36,000 to $40,000, effective July 1st. Commissioner Pigg seconded the motion, and the City Manager pay raise was unanimously approved on roll call vote.
With no further items on the Special Session agenda, Vice Mayor Sandusky made a motion to adjourn. Commissioner Pigg seconded the motion, and the meeting was adjourned.