Burlington CC to Hold Working Lunch on Budget

THE BURLINGTON CITY COUNCIL WILL HOLD A RARE NOON WORK SESSION TODAY(WED), IN HOPES OF HAMMERING OUT A FINAL BUDGET THAT ALL MEMBERS CAN LIVE WITH.

 

NO FURTHER CUTS TO THE LIBRARY OR FIRE DEPARTMENTS WERE MADE MONDAY NITE, BUT THAT’S NOT TO SAY IT COULDN’T BE BROUGHT UP AGAIN TODAY(WEDS). MAYOR SHANE MCCAMPBELL MADE THIS COMMENT AT THE END OF MONDAY’S MEETING.   THE CITY’S BUDGET MUST BE PUBLISHED THIS FRIDAY. TODAY’S(WED) MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

 

SPEAKING OF BUDGETS, THE DES MOINES COUNTY BOARD CONTINUED WORK ON ITS 2014-15 SPENDING PLAN YESTERDAY(TUE) AND THE THREE SUPERVISORS AGREED BY CONSENSUS TO LOWER ITS TOTAL TAX LEVY BY SIX CENTS, FROM 12-DOLLARS-AND-29-CENTS PER THOUSAND…TO 12-23. THE BOARD’S EXPECTED TO TAKE UP THE BUDGET AGAIN NEXT TUESDAY.

 

ON OTHER FRONTS, THE COUNTY ATTORNEY’S MOVE FROM THE BURLINGTON POLICE BUILDING TO U-S BANK CONTINUES, ALTHO THERE’S BEEN NO HEAT PROVIDED YET…AND JAIL ADMINISTRATOR DUANE WORTHY & CPC DIRECTOR KEN HYNDMAN(“LONG” Y) ARE WORKING WITH LEE COUNTY ON A POTENTIAL NEW JAIL DIVERSION PROGRAM. WE’LL HAVE MORE ON THAT LATER.

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