Looking Ahead in Wayne

July 21, 2021

City Council Meetings

Regular City Council meetings are at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in City Hall at 3rd and Pearl Streets. Come see the action live at City Hall or watch/listen to Council on Zoom!

Budget Workshop

The Mayor and City Council held its first budget workshop during the last regular Council meeting. They will hold the second and final workshop during the next regular meeting on August 3. This first workshop focused mainly on general fund items (funds that are typically funded with taxes) but also had discussion on the Water/Wastewater Departments. The Council's discussion from its first session included funds for general park improvements, old lagoon development and College Hill Park grant (old swimming pool bathhouse). Discussion was also held on the American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds to assist water and wastewater projects. These funds will help hold rates steady over the next couple of years. The second workshop will focus on the Electric Fund as well as the Street Fund, and the Library and Senior Center.

Update from Stool to Cool Taskforce

The Stool to Cool Taskforce (STCTF) gave the full Council an update at the last meeting. The STCTF, which is comprised of Council President Jill Brodersen, Councilman Jason Karsky, Councilwoman Terri Buck, Councilman Nick Muir and City staff, reported that the recent survey data from 88 people in the community listed three major amenities wanted in the old lagoon space: a lake/pond/water feature, campground space, and additional fields for baseball/softball. It was mentioned that the lake feasibility has to be determined first before dirt can be moved or full plans can be drawn up. The Council will discuss the water feature again at its next meeting.

Wayne Community Activity Center (CAC) Roof

The CAC roof is experiencing some intermittent leaking from rain. This is causing some areas of the wood floor to expand upward. Staff gave the Council an update on what is currently being done and some options to hopefully fix the issue. Staff would like to see the entire wood floor resurfaced (sanded, restained, sealed, etc.) and remarked, but it cannot move forward with this type of project until the roof issue is fixed.

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