Tonight's Council Meeting - Jan 10, 2023
We'll be swearing in new Councilor, Kate Schwarzler, and re-swearing in me and Councilor Marilyn Morton. We'll also re-swear in Mayor John McArdle. We will also elect a Council president (currently Councilor Morton) and recognize outgoing Councilor Tom Takacs.
We'll hear from Aldrich CPAs, the company that audits our finances. Aldrich audited the City's financial statements of the governmental activities and each major fund of the City of Independence Urban Renewal Agency (Agency), a component unit of the City of Independence, Oregon, as of and for the year ended June 30, 2022, and the related notes to the financial statements, which collectively comprise the Agency’s basic financial statements as listed in the table of contents.
In their opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the respective financial position of the governmental activities and each major fund of the Agency, as of June 30, 2022, and the respective changes in financial position and, where applicable, cash flows thereof for the year then ended in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
The mayor will also present a request to reappoint several members of various city boards, committees, and commissions. You can see that list here. We will review a new nomination for the Planning Commission as well.
We will start the wheels turning on our annual budget review. This starts with the appointment of a Budget Officer. Typically this is our city's Finance Director. We will review and approve the budget calendar as well.
And lastly, we'll discuss a recent notification from the Government Finance Officers Association which stated: "A panel of independent reviewers has completed its examination of your Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) submitted to Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). We are pleased to notify you that your PAFR for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021, has substantially met the requirements of the PAFR Program."
This is a direct reflection of the good work of our city's Finance Department.
Following the meeting we will move to the Event Center for a work session. Topics to be discussed:
1. The Water Master Plan (jointly with the Planning Commission)
2. The Sports Park Feasibility Study (jointly with the Parks and Recreation Board)
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