• Authorized Stewart and Ussery to execute proxy for an agreement with the Iowa Communities Assurance Pool. This pool is the one in which the City purchases its liability insurance. The proxy allows the employees to sign and execute documents related to these issues.
• With the City Manager's goal of having a budget ready for publication by Feb. 17, the council scheduled two special meetings to discuss the upcoming budget. The council will meet in special session on Jan. 16 at 1 p.m., with the expectation of continuing the meeting for several hours. They will meet again Jan. 27 to discuss the council's priorities for the coming year. Council also set its regular meeting times for 2014. They will continue to meet the first and third Monday of the month at 6:15 p.m.