Looking Ahead in Wayne

July 8, 2020

City Council Meetings

Regular City Council meetings are at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. They typically are held in City Hall at 3rd and Pearl Streets, but with the recent COVID-19 issue meetings are being held at the Fire Hall. We will still be offering Council viewing via Zoom. Come see the fireworks happen in your city government!

Sunnyview Park Equipment

The City Council has approved new playground equipment for Sunnyview Park. This equipment is to be installed mid-fall. It will include a tower in the center with featured play events to include a cobra slide corkscrew (a modern tornado slide!), wild web rope climber, and a mini arch bridge. The equipment will also include three additional slides and some hanging features (much like the "monkey bars" of old). This should be a great addition to Sunnyview Park and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Parking - Trucks

Much discussion took place at the last Council meeting concerning truck parking in the city. While most Councilmembers prefer no trucks parked on city streets, they also realize that trucking is a profession and don’t want too many restrictions regarding that. The City will continue to discuss ways to provide truck parking in the best places where the parking is not inhibiting other businesses and residents. Is it the City’s responsibility to provide truck parking, or is this left better in the hands of private entrepreneurs to capitalize on a business opportunity? If you have opinions on this, let us know!

Budget Work

The City department heads have all met with Finance Director Beth Porter and myself to discuss each of their department’s budget requests for 2020-2021. Beth now puts these requests together along with personnel costs, property insurance, bond payments, etc. to formulate a budget document to take to the City Council for discussion. Next, the Council will meet at budget workshops (these are currently scheduled for July 21 and August 4 after the regularly scheduled Council meetings those nights) and discuss the budget for the next fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2020 - Sept. 30, 2021). After Beth takes these comments and figures from the Council, she will finalize a draft to be acted upon at a future meeting. The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend these budget sessions/workshops. If you can’t make it but want to have input on next year’s City budget, reach out to your elected officials directly, or contact City Hall, and we will make sure to pass the information along to the Mayor and Council.

Questions, comments, concerns? Contact Wes Blecke, City Administrator at 375-1733 or by email.