Public hearing on budget today, three others next week

There will be a public hearing on the 2014-2015 budget today at 6:00pm at City Hall in the council chambers. Mayor Ann Thane submitted her proposed budget on April 1st, 2014. The Common Council has been reviewing the proposed budget over the past several weeks and discussing potential changes. According to Alderwoman Diane Hatzenbuhler, they will continue working on proposed changes at least until the end of the month, and no definite date for when the common council will vote has been set.

On Tuesday, May 20th, there will be three public hearings at City Hall on three different proposed ordinances.

6:20pm – Ordinance F – This ordinance would change the process by which Golf Course Commission members would be selected. Five members would be appointed by the common council, and two members would be appointed by the mayor, all subject to approval by the council. Currently all members are appointed by the mayor. Also, purchases would be approved by the common council rather than the Director of Recreation.

6:30pm – Ordinance G – This ordinance would put a stop sign back on the corner of Locust and Crescent.

6:35pm – Ordinance H – This ordinance would prohibit trucks weighing over 13 tons on Northampton Rd.

Download the text for all three ordinances here.

Tim Becker

Tim Becker is the owner of Anthem Websites Inc. which publishes The Compass. He serves as both editor and a writer.