SPECIAL COMMISSION MEETING DICKINSON CITY COMMISSION July 19, 2022 1. CALL TO ORDER President Scott Decker called the meeting to order at 2:00 PM. 2. ROLL CALL Present were: President Scott Decker, Vice President John Odermann, Commissioners Jason Fridrich, Suzi Sobolik and Robert Baer 3. TIMETABLE AGENDA 1. Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Deputy City Administrator Linda Carlson is requesting direction from the Commission if they would like for her to bring forward to a vote the TIF program. Ms. Carlson suggests to have a TIF program for five years only as that would not bring the county, parks and rec or the schools into play. The applicant would still be responsible for the base tax but would not have any additional tax for the first five years but after that time their tax would increase appropriately. City Attorney Christina Wenko has reviewed and states this resolution is always modifiable. Ms. Wenko states Ms. Carlson has done a very good job in this preliminary writing of the TIF. Ms. Wenko reviews what blighted areas mean and explains blighted areas. She does state the city could originally pass a resolution and work towards an ordinance. Deputy City Administrator Linda Carlson will incorporate the changes that were suggested and bring a resolution to the next commission meeting for review and approval. 2. Property Taxes/Revenue Forecasting Accountant Robert Morey presents a proposed budget for 2023 and is asking the commissioner for their input in regards to the total number of mills the city should request for the 2023 budget. After review the commission had decided to stay at the current dollar amount of $5,724,000. The city discussed 2 mills for the cemetery maintenance that can be added to the general levy. This mill will not be added in the 2023 tax levy. President Scott Decker states that he along with Administrator Dustin Dassinger and Public Works Director met with Representatives Jeff Simons and Brent Bogart and they assured city staff that the money that comes from the oil is not going to be touched because of the Prairie Dog. He states there will be a lot of additional money. President Decker states the State is going to buy down school mills to putting grant money out there. He feels the Hub city money should be safety. Public Works Director Gary Zuroff states there is a lot of federal and state money going through SRF. Deputy City Administrator Linda Carlson states the city is guaranteed on the production portion. The city is definitely guaranteed the production and that is why the city sees $15 million dollars at the end of the year and we are guaranteed $13 million because of overpricing. Accountant Robbie Morey states right now the city is requesting 45.07 mills which is the same as 2022. There would be 4 mills for library, 4 for airport, general fund of 37.07 mills which shows a taxable valuation of $127,010,209. President Scott Decker states SW Water wants to increase .25 cents per 1,000 gallons. He states something has to change with this. The city cannot always pickup the bill. He feels the city needs to visit with legislators and bring the correct legislation to the floor in regards to Dickinson. Public Works Director Gary Zuroff states Brent Bogart wrote a paper on SW Water when it first started. Mr. Zuroff will get a copy of this paper. Commissioner Jason Fridrich states SW Water is the highest grossing repay in the State. He feels SW Water has loosened the strings and now areas are being able to get water. Accountant Robbie Morey states the mill request from the county needs to be to the county by August 10, 2022. 4. ADJOURNMENT President Scott Decker states that upon a Commission Agreement the special meeting was adjourned at 3:15 p.m. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote… Aye 5, Nay 0, Absent 0 Motion declared duly passed. OFFICIAL MINUTES PREPARED BY: _________________________ Rita Binstock, Assistant to City Administrator APPROVED BY: _________________________ Dustin Dassinger, City Administrator _________________________ Scott Decker, President Board of City Commissioners Date: August 2, 2022 (Aug. 3, 2022) 86813