Documents for March 2013

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Sales tax revenues

The 1 percent sales tax revenues for March for Jefferson City. The March receipts came in $15,552 above projections.

Lodging tax revenues

The January 2013 lodging tax report for Jefferson City. The city’s lodging tax collections were reported at $1.788 million from May 2011 to January 2013.

Fund balance report

The Jefferson City fund balance report

March budget report

The March budget report for Jefferson City, reflecting revenue and expenses for the city.

Job Fair Information Form

Attend the News Tribune Job Fair!

Feb. 28 e-mail

In an e-mail to council members Feb. 28, City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus solicits questions on the $1.68 million budget shortfall and potential cuts.

Feb. 12 e-mail

Mayor Eric Struemph sends questions about the conference center request for proposals to City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus on Feb. 12.

Feb. 6 e-mail

City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus explains to council members in this Feb. 6 e-mail why changes to the proposed fire station No. 3 will be coming from sales tax funds.

Jan. 27 e-mail

City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus and Mayor Eric Struemph have a tense exchange in this Jan. 27 e-mail.

Jan. 22 e-mail

In this Jan. 22 exchange, Mayor Eric Struemph and City Administrator discuss a transportation survey done by the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as whether Nickolaus will be prepared for an upcoming closed session. The closed session was used to abandon the search for a finance director and promote Bill Betts to the non-existent position of assistant city administrator.

Dec. 10 e-mail

In this Dec. 10 exchange, City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus tells Mayor Eric Struemph to be careful how he responds to citizen requests.

Dec. 5 e-mail

City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus explains to Mayor Eric Struemph in this Dec. 5 e-mail that sales tax F will not meet projections and projects will need to be reprioritized.

Nov. 20 e-mail

In this Nov. 20 exchange, City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus asks whether Mayor Eric Struemph had yet made a decision about closing City Hall on Christmas Eve.

12:01 p.m. March 12 e-mail

City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus sends an e-mail about Public Works Director Roger Schwartze's resignation to Mayor Eric Struemph and the City Council. In the e-mail, Nickolaus says he has talked Schwartze out of resigning twice in the last three weeks.

3:29 p.m. March 12 e-mail

In this e-mail, Mayor Eric Struemph tells council members he has asked Public Works Director Roger Schwartze not to leave. Struemph said Schwartze told him the reason he left was so savings from his salary might save someone else's position. Struemph tells the council he will continue to talk to Schwartze.

Resignation letter

Public Works Director Roger Schwartze's resignation letter.

4:03 p.m. March 12 e-mail

This e-mail, titled "Re: Would like to ask Roger to stay," contains several e-mail responses from City Council members on their thoughts about Schwartze's resignation.

4:10 p.m. March 12 e-mail

More e-mailed responses from City Council members about Public Works Director Roger Schwartze's resignation.

5:12 p.m. March 12 e-mail

Mayor Eric Struemph tells City Council members a special meeting is needed to develop a clear plan on how to proceed in light of Public Works Director Roger Schwartze's resignation, the city's $1.6 million budget shortfall, the perception of the public and the morale of the staff.

11:38 a.m. March 12 e-mail

City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus responds to an e-mail from Councilman Bob Weber about Public Works Director Roger Schwartze's resignation.

10:59 a.m. March 12 e-mail

City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus announces in this March 12 e-mail to the City Council and mayor that Public Works Director Roger Schwartze has resigned.

Five-year, line-item budget

A five-year look at actuals for each line item of the budget, plus year-to-date figures for the current fiscal year.

March 1 e-mail

Mayor Eric Struemph sends a list of questions on potential budget cuts to City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus in this March 1 e-mail.

Feb. 22 e-mail

In this Feb. 22 e-mail to council members and the mayor, City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus lays out the severity of the $1.68 million budget shortfall and provides his explanation of how the shortfall occurred.

Feb. 22 e-mail

In this Feb. 22 e-mail, City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus responds to Mayor Eric Struemph's request to get all anticipated cuts to council members before the Feb. 25 work session.

Feb. 15 e-mail

In this Feb. 15 exchange of e-mails, council members discuss dues to the Missouri Municipal League and the budget shortfall.

Feb. 14 e-mail

City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus gives council members the first indication of a serious budget shortfall in this Feb. 14 e-mail.

Feb. 13 e-mail

In this Feb. 13 exchange, Mayor Eric Struemph, City Counselor Drew Hilpert and City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus discuss the city's contract with JCTV.

Initial budget-cut package

The city administrator e-mailed this proposed budget-cut package to address the $1.68 million budget shortfall to the mayor and City Council on Feb. 22.

Latest package of budget cuts

The latest budget-cut package to address a $1.68 million budget shortfall will come before the City Council on Monday.

Second budget-cut plan

The Jefferson City Council revised the staff-produced budget-cut package in early March to address the $1.68 million budget shortfall.

Amended budget cut proposal

During a meeting Thursday, 2nd Ward Councilman Shawn Schulte said he would offer an amendment to the bill adopting the city’s budget cuts at Monday night’s regular council meeting to recognize an additional $172,000 in cuts. The attached file reflects those additional cuts.

Actives Times - March 2013

Reflections at 90 Bud Carel | Social Security remains critical asset for millions | Having chest pain? Quickly call 911 | Help at hand when elderly relative's health fails | LIR helps seniors forge new friendships, continue to grow | Maintain a happy heart with these tips, counselor says | Driver safety class on tap March 26 | Walking can help you lead a healthier life | Senior Center Menus for March |

Proposed budget cuts

Proposed budget cuts as recommended by Jefferson City staff.

Chamber Today, March 2013

Chamber Board to be commended for enthusiasm and commitment | BIGS Task Forces make first reports to Chamber board | Survey results shed light on public opinion regarding legislative issues | Partnerships are key to Work Ready Communities | It's not just about location...higher education plays critical role in economic development | State government adds to Cole County economy | Linn State Technical College plans CPOD for une 23-26 |