Tree Ord. to be Changed, Higher Fees Voted on Tonight

THE BURLINGTON CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONITE(MON) AT 6:30 AND WILL HOLD TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS — ONE ON SOME PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE TREE ORDINANCE TO DEAL WITH THE EMERALD ASH BORER…AND THE OTHER ON A GRANT APPLICATION FOR HOPE HAVEN, TO HELP IT BUILD A NEW “HOPEFULLY YOURS” THRIFT STORE ON JEFFERSON STREET.

 

COUNCIL MEMBERS WILL ALSO VOTE…SEPARATELY…TONITE(MON) ON 10 PROPOSED CITY FEE INCREASES. CITY MANAGER JIM FERNEAU SAYS THE INCREASES AVERAGE ABOUT FIVE PERCENT. (THEY INCLUDE: AUCTIONEER LICENSES…GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALES…NEW FEES FOR LEASES ON OTTER AND FETTER ISLANDS…PAWN SHOPS…DUMPSTERS AND OTHER EQUIPMENT…SOUND EQUIPMENT PERMITS…TAXI FEES FOR DRIVERS & THE COMPANY…TREE-TRIMMER LICENSES…AND SPECIAL EVENT FEES.) TONITE’S(MON) MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND THERE’S TIME SET ASIDE TOWARD THE END FOR COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE.

 

THE WEST BURLINGTON SCHOOL BOARD HOLDS A WORK SESSION TONITE(MON) AT 7 AND WILL AGAIN DISCUSS THE FEASIBILITY OF HIRING A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER. SUPERINTENDENT DAVE SCHMITT DOES NOT FEEL THE DISTRICT SHOULD HAVE TO PAY 100 PERCENT OF THE COST OF AN S-R-O, BECAUSE HE BELIEVES THE CITY HAS A BASIC OBLIGATION TO MAINTAIN A PRESENCE IN-AND-AROUND THE SCHOOLS. THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO ATTEND TONITE’S(MON) MEETING AT 607 RAMSEY STREET.

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