According to City Clerk Tammy Kirkley, no departments will have to undergo cuts due to the new budget, and there is no decrease in revenues. There will be one rate increase.
“The only change in terms of the budget will be an increase of $5 per month on the base charge for outside sewer rates,” said Kirkley. “Traditionally people who live outside the city limits do pay a higher rate, and they are currently paying it for water and not sewer. This would just be getting that in line.”
Other business includes a public hearing and vote on proposed amendments to the zoning ordinance.
“We are looking into making changes to our B1 central business zoning district as far as permitted uses due to limited parking in area,” said Gail Strickland, city zoning official.
An updated records retention schedule will be considered; Kirkley said the schedule deals with how long the city needs to keep certain records, which records to keep and when records can be destroyed.
The council will also look at a resolution authorizing advertisement for sealed bids for a brush chipper, which Kirkley said the city no longer uses.