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Agenda - Saturday, January 5, 2013

Special City Council Meeting
Saturday | January 5, 2013 | 9 A.M.
Fire Station No. 4 | 49375 W. Ten Mile Road
(248) 735-5645

9 a.m.  Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance/Start and Welcome  - Mayor Gatt
Roll call:  Mayor Gatt, Mayor Pro Tem Staudt, Council Members Casey, Fischer, Margolis, Mutch, and Wrobel 
9:10 a.m.  Today’s Agenda for Early Budget Input - Clay Pearson
1. Process Review

a. Today’s Work

b. Background information: September 7, 2012 Management Staff Retreat’s Brainstormed Ideas and Boards and Commissions Brainstormed Ideas; Tax Base Primer; Older Adults Strategy; draft economic development goals; Preliminary CIP Summary; Mid-year Property Tax Update updated with new taxable value

9:15 a.m.  2. Initial Thoughts – Roundtable Initial Overview Thoughts - City Council
3. Confirm Major Strategic Theme Categories – Mayor Gatt

Roundtable Discussion

a. City Council to discuss any additional themes to be added or changed; Current Strategic Themes include:
  • Ensure public safety services meet the needs of the community (Police, Fire, Public Services)
  • Improve Infrastructure (Roads, Water and Sewer)
  • Encourage economic development to maximize City revenue and job growth
  • Develop government structure and staff skills for effective delivery of customer services and communication with community
  • Be a community that values natural areas & natural features, and community character
  • Maintain a fiscally responsible government
  • Enhance park, recreation and cultural services
b. City Council to brainstorm service improvements for each of the broad Strategic Themes (outlined above – using Meeting Works technology)using break-out of short-term (next 18 months) and long-term (18 months plus and on-going) - All
c. City Council to explain, clarify, etc. ambiguities or questions regarding list of service improvements (to correct as suggested using Meeting Works technology before prioritize voting) - All
d. City Council to prioritize within each of the Strategic Themes of service improvements (using Meeting Works technology) - All
4. Review Results

a. Review results of ranking by Council in each of the service improvements in each of the Strategic Themes - All

b. Next Steps and Final Wrap-Up  Mayor Gatt / Clay Pearson

AUDIENCE COMMENTS – In order to hear all citizen comments at a reasonable hour, the City Council requests that speakers respect the three-minute time limit for individual comments and the five-minute time limit for an individual speaking on behalf of a group.

Adjourn (target by 2 p.m.)

Note: Lunch will be provided