City Council Committees

Law and Safety

This Committee reviews the public safety functions of the City which include the Police and Fire operations. The Committee has oversight for recommendations concerning major equipment purchases for these Departments. The Committee also works closely with the Departments and the City Manager for Civil service appointments and promotions.

  • Lee Ann Bissmeyer, Chair
  • Gerri Harbison
  • Ken Suer

Financial Planning

This Committee reviews issues related to the City's finances and budget. The Committee also serves as the City's Audit Committee to review financial statements and the annual audit report with any responses from the State Auditor. The Committee would also address financial issues including property tax and levy questions, general taxation, indebtedness, appropriation of funds, wages and salaries of employees, and financial policy questions.

  • Ken Suer, Chair
  • Mike Cappel
  • Lee Ann Bissmeyer

Planning, Zoning and Landmarks

This Committee reviews issues related to community development, zoning, and the historic landmarks within the City. The Committee reviews staffs recommended changes to the zoning code, general City planning activities, and has oversight for historical buildings and functions, the comprehensive plan, subdivision rules and regulations, the building code, and prope1iy maintenance code.

  • Craig Margolis, Chair
  • Ken Suer
  • Lee Ann Bissmeyer

Parks and Recreation

This Committee is responsible for overseeing the City's parks and recreation activities including the swimming pool and related recreation programs.

  • Lynda Roesch, Chair
  • Gerri Harbison
  • Mike Cappel

Government Affairs

This Committee generally addresses issues related to intergovernmental relations, the rules and procedures of City Council and City communications such as City survey and newsletter. The Committee also addresses City Council personnel issues and the annual evaluation of the City Manager and Law Director. The Committee is responsible for reviewing the declaration of Surplus Prope1iy and approving the sale of such property.

  • Gerri Harbison, Chair
  • Craig Margolis
  • Lynda Roesch

Public Works

This Committee reviews issues related to the Public Works Depa1iment and their responsibilities within the City including planned re-paving schedules, infrastructure-related capital improvement projects, trash collection, traffic control devices, and general policies related to snow removal, sidewalk maintenance and other maintenance, repair,and enhancement of the City's infrastructure.

  • Mike Cappel, Chair
  • Craig Margolis
  • Lynda Roesch
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