January 27, 2020 Special Commission Meeting Minutes

January 27, 2020 Special Commission Meeting Minutes

January 27, 2020 Special Commission Meeting Minutes

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Special Commission Meeting

January 27, 2020                                                                                                                            5:00 P.M.

Mayor John Garcia called the meeting to order with Vice-Mayor Aaron Thompson, Commissioner Jay Dee Brumbaugh, Commissioner J. J. Howard and Commissioner Gary Farris responding to roll call. 

Also present from the City were Rich Simon – Public Works Superintendent, Mary Volk – City Clerk, and Andrew Finzen – City Manager. 

Mayor Garcia led Pledge of Allegiance


  1. Goal-Setting and Commission Priorities – Andrew stated, this is an opportunity as a Commission to discuss goals and priorities.  Everyone will not be on same page but need to discuss items the Commission would like to address.  I feel it is important to try to boil down to three main goals as there is only so much time to work on priorities.  The goals need to be focused and efficient.  As a reminder, we are the City and only a piece of the puzzle, not the entire pie.  There will be some issues the City cannot resolve alone or at all.  Please realize this is a first step, we will not solve all the problems tonight.  The Commission discussed priorities and goals they would like to focus on in the future.  The priorities are defined as:  1.  Using a balanced approach, address blight in the community by both incentivizing residents to rehabilitate homes in need and utilize the unfit structure process to address dangerous and hazardous properties.  2.  Work with other organizations in our community to share resources and costs; consider consolidating services when there is a clear benefit.  3.  Promote sustainable economic growth by providing high-quality infrastructure, addressing housing needs, and evaluating City building codes and licensing processes.  

ADJOURNMENT WAS HAD ON A MOTION Vice-Mayor Thompson seconded by Commissioner Brumbaugh.  Motion carried by unanimous VOTE, meeting Adjourned at 7:00 p.m. 


ATTEST:                                                                               John Garcia, Mayor


Mary P. Volk, City Clerk