A Message From The Mayor...
Scott Cirksena was re-elected Mayor at the election held November 5, 2013. Mayor Cirksena’s term will expire in 2017.
Mr. Cirksena is serving his second full term as Mayor. He previously served on the Clive City Council from November 2003 to December 2009. He is currently employed as a Senior District Sales Manager for Kenworth Truck Co., a Division of Paccar, Incorporated.
Today, Mr. Cirksena represents the City of Clive on the Metro Advisory Council (MAC), the Board of BRAVO Greater Des Moines, the Central Iowa Regional Drinking Water Commission (CIRDWC), Dallas County Mayors, Mid-Iowa Association of Local Governments (MIALG) and the Dallas County Foundation. In addition to these activities, Mr. Cirksena is a member of the Clive Lions Club, The Clive Historical Society and the Iowa Motor Truck Association. He also served on the Governor’s Transportation 2020 Citizen Advisory Commission in 2011. He and his wife Julie and children Mackenzie and Ben reside at 16330 Boston Parkway.
From the April 2015 Clive City Newsletter
By the time you read this newsletter, the City Council will have approved the budget and resulting levy rate for 2015/2016 fiscal year beginning July 1st, 2015. Through conservative budget management efforts at the Council and staff level, the City is holding its levy at the current tax rate of $9.99 per $1,000 of taxable property valuation. This remains one of the lowest levy rates in the Metro area and it makes me proud to say that the City of Clive is the best deal going in the Metro for our residents. My thanks to the Council and our staff for making this happen. In addition, the City is maintaining sufficient reserves in the general fund at 25%+ needed for cash flow and emergency purposes. Following a recent bond sale, the City maintained its bond rating of Aa1, the highest rating a city of our size can achieve which reflects a solid fiscal position and allows for lower interest rates on any bonds the City does issue.
Although the City is experiencing healthy taxable valuation growth with 100+ new homes being built over the last year, the City will remain cautious in our budgeting and spending practices. The State of Iowa continues the implementation of the new property tax legislation, which will have a negative effect on the City’s revenues long term which could also have a negative effect on our ability to provide services at the levels our residents and business partners deserve.
Our collective mission is to be good stewards for our taxpayer dollars and this budget is just another example of this on-going effort. As always, it is an honor and a privilege to serve as your Mayor. Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have.
As always, it is an honor and a privilege to serve as your Mayor. Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have.
Phone: (515) 223-6220