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GOAL SETTING SESSION RESULTS

 

The City Council adopted the following set of goals at their October 3, 2016 Goal Setting Session:

1.  Street Maintenance (14)

2.  Add Part-Time Positions (14)

3.  Replace 1 block of sealcoat each year (13)

4.  Trail from Oasis to Solon (12)

5.  Foster Street Sidewalk (11)

6.  Main Street Sidewalk Phase 4 (10)

7.  Greenview Connection (9)

8.  Employee Benefits (8)

9.  I & I Phase 3 Point Repairs (8)

10. Police Department Evidence Facility (8)

11. Alley Improvements (7)

12. West Orange Street Sidewalk (7)

13. Online Payment Options (6)

14. Storm water BMP’s (6)

 

The following goals were adopted at the September 21, 2015 Council Goal Setting Session.  Total votes for each item are noted in parentheses:

1.  Street Upkeep (15)

2.  Additional Amenities at Wapsi Creek (14)

2.  Splash Pad (14)

4.  New Salt Shed (12)

4.  Business Incentive Plan (12)

6.  N. Downey & East Main Street Sidewalks (11)

6.  Complete I & I Phase II Work (11)

8.  Continue to work on Emergency Communications System (9)

9.   Preserve Golf Course (8)

10. Trail Expansion (7)

10. Creek Clean-Up (7)

12. Adopt a PTO Plan with Disability/Maternity/Adoption Benefits (6)

12. Flood Retention Structure (6) 

Other goals considered by the City Council included the following:

14.    Later City Office hours (4)

15.    Police Evidence facility (2)

16.    Provide online payment option for Utility billing accounts (1)

17.    Police Recruitment Program (1)

18.    Paver crosswalks downtown

19.    Pilot Stormwater BMP

20.    Place cemetery information online

21.    Code Revisions

22.    Acquire Electronic Records System

23.    Define pay ranges for positions

 

The City Council adopted the following set of goals at their September 15, 2014 Goal Setting Session:

1.  Street Upkeep (14)

2.  Complete I&I Phase II Work (13)

3.  Funding for HHTD Inflatables and Fireworks (12)

3.  Pilot 5 Stormwater Best Management Practices (12)

3.  Flood Retention Structures (12)

6.  Mayor/Council Pay Ordinance (11)

6.  Trail Expansion (11)

8.  Municipal Golf Course (10)

9.  Add 4th Full-Time Police Officer (9)

9.  Implement CIP into FY16 Budget (9)

9.  Code Revisions (9)

12. Provide online payment option for utility bills (8)

13. Creek Clean-Up (7)

14. Adopt a PTO Plan, Disability and Maternity/Adoption Policy (4)

14. Place Cemetery Information Online (4)

16. Later Office Hours (3) 

The City Council adopted the following set of goals at their September 3, 2013 Goal Setting Session:    
1.  Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) to include sidewalks (20)  
2.  Bus Barn/Library discussion between Council and School Board (17)  
3.  Park planning process (14)   
4.  Renew partnership with CEDCO (13)  
5.  Street upkeep (11)  
6.  Funding for HHTD inflatables and fireworks (10)   
6.  Place cemetery information online (10)   
6.  Creek Clean-Up (litter clean-up, stream bank stabilization, brush removal, and native plantings, especially at Main Street Bridge (10)  
9.  Adopt a stormwater utility (9)  
10. Electronic Council packets (IPads, Kindles, Nooks or notebook computers) (8)  
10. Continue trail expansion (8)  
12. Bike racks downtown (4)
                                                                                             
The City Council adopted the following set of goals at their October 9, 2012 Goal Setting Session:
1. Make repairs to wastewater infrastructure identified in I & I Study (27)
2. Continue I&I work (21)
3. New lift station (12)
4. Develop comp plan and CIP plan (11)
5. Acquire automated water meter reading equipment (10)
6. Two pedestrian bridges across the Wapsi Creek - WB Village to Hoover Trail and Beranek Park to the proposed dog park (10)
7. Street Upkeep (10)
8. Plan for future community center site acquisition and/or purchase (9)
9. Creek clean up (8)
10. Work with School District to increase safety of children going to and from the elementary/middle school complex (7)
11. Adopt plan for Wapsi Creek Park based on recommendations from the Park & Rec Commission (6)
12. Work with Animal Control Commission and community organizations to construct a dog park (5)
13. Update City’s Zoning Map (3)

                                                                           
The City Council adopted the following set of goals at their September 19, 2011 Goal Setting Session:
1. Offer for sale the Cookson Center Property and plan for future community center site acquisition and/or purchase. (10 votes)
2. Parking on Main Street between Parkside Dr and Second Street. (9 votes)
3. Creek clean up. (8 votes)
4. Create stormwater utility. (7 votes)
5. Adopt plan for park space (Wapsi View Trailer Court) based on recommendations from the Park & Rec Commission. (7 votes)
6. Continue I&I work (7 votes)
7. Develop comp plan and CIP plan. (7 votes)
8. Adopt financial and purchasing policies including spending limits and debt limits. (7 votes)
9. Increase funding for Hoover’s Hometown Days, including band for fireworks and larger fireworks display. (6 votes)
10. Make repairs to wastewater infrastructure identified in I & I Study. (6 votes)
11. New lift station (6 votes)
12. Provide raises for employees in FY 11 & 12 (6 votes)
13. Update resolution and ordinance books (5 votes)
14. Clear site of Wapsi View Trailer Court and plant grass. (4 votes)
15. Continue second year of funding of the three-year plan to bring up salaries at Library. (4 votes)
16. Work with School District to increase safety of children going to and from the elementary/middle school complex. (4 votes)
17. Increase partnership and level of support for West Branch Main Street. (4 votes)
Shaded numbers above note items that share the same vote amounts.
                                                                                                       
The City Council adopted the following set of goals at their September 1, 2010 Goal Setting Session:
  1. Consolidate City offices (19 votes)
  2. Provide raises for employees in FY 2011/2012 (17 votes)
  3. New lift station (15 votes)
  4. Continue I&I work (15 votes)
  5. Plan for Park and Rec building – Cookson. (15 votes )
  6. Look at consolidating cleaning services ( 10 votes)
  7. Adopt a PTO plan. Comp to be used as time off only (9 votes)
  8. Contract with independent financial advisor (7 votes)
  9. Have a teen program for summer (7 votes)
  10. Library expansion (7 votes)
  11. Acciona to build wind turbine to power City buildings. &/or whole town. (7 votes)
  12. Make administrative assistant full time position. (6 votes)
  13. Develop comp plan and CIP plan (6 votes)
  14. Update resolution and ordinance books (6 votes)
  15. Sidewalk plan - repair current sidewalks. Build new sidewalks. (4 votes)
  16. Growing population. Need more police officers. (4 votes)
  17. Repaint water tower (3 votes)
  18. Annex the interstate (3 votes)
  19. Conduct an annexation study. (1 vote)
  20. Increase revenue for the City (1 vote)