Water and sewer rate increase discussion
Though the council says it wants to complete the downtown sidewalk project, the $3 million expenditure and loan was removed from the budget when an amendment to the budget was proposed by council member Danny Wyatt. The council is waiting for information on the cost of the project if the city hires a 4 man crew that will be dedicated to sidewalk construction and repair. Numbers on that program are being prepared by city engineer Tim Begley and public works department to be presented at the July regular meeting.
The final version of the city's 2016-17 budget remained in the red by $1.2 million with more than adequate funds in the rainy day fund to cover that amount many times over. The tax rate remains at 63 cents with no increase over the previous year.
Budget approval and discussion and approval of amendment removing funding for the downtown sidewalk project.
And the council approved the resolution listing the donations to the outside agencies and non-profits, all reduced by 10 percent from the previous year after a 10 percent reduction to most of them also in 2015-16 as well.
Action on resolution of donations to outside agencies