(April 30, 2013) WILLMAR CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION COUNCIL CHAMBERS WILLMAR MUNICIPAL UTILITIES BUILDING WILLMAR, MINNESOTA March 4, 2013 6:00 p.m. The City Council Work Session was called to order by the Honorable Mayor Frank Yanish. Members present on a roll call were Mayor Yanish, Council Members Denis Anderson, Ron Christianson, Steve Ahmann, Audrey Nelsen, Tim Johnson, Jim Dokken, Rick Fagerlie and Bruce DeBlieck; Present 9, Absent 0. Also present were City Administrator Charlene Stevens, Finance Director Steve Okins, Fire Chief/Marshal Gary Hendrickson, City Attorney Robert Scott, City Clerk Kevin Halliday and Richard Fursman with Brimeyer Fursman. The express purpose of this Work Session was to discuss the Organizational Study getting underway. Mr. Fursman reviewed the purpose of the study, complimenting the Council for setting a positive tone for the study, and offered his insight to the benefits of the study. Mr. Fursman detailed opportunities he would focus on such as duplication of services, efficiency with Council Committee structure, departments or agencies sharing people or responsibilities, thinking outside the box, technology improvements to create efficiencies and cost-cutting ventures. He also listed the various work dates for interviews and discussions with City staff. There being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting adjourned at 6:51 p.m. upon motion by Council Member Anderson, seconded by Council Member Christianson, and carried.