Council to take first steps on 2000 budget

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The Craig City Council is preparing to take its first step in approving a $12,802,785 budget Tuesday night when councilors hear the introduction of Ordinance 880, which would adopt the 2000 budget.

The city is budgeted to spend $6,500,000 in its general fund and $6,200,000 in the water, wastewater and solid waste funds.

There is no vote on the introduction of an ordinance, but it must pass a first and second reading to be adopted. The first reading is also time for public comment. A copy of the budget is available for review at City Hall.

The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Council chambers of City Hall. The Council will meet at 6 p.m. for a workshop on the city wastewater master plan.

In other business, the Council will also:

Consider renewal of a retail liquor store license for Stockmen's Liquor;

Consider renewal of a 3.2 percent beer license for Safeway;

Set a public hearing for 8 p.m. Dec. 14 to consider vacating an undeveloped alley and street in Victory Heights. The vacation is requested by Thomas Mileski;

Set a public hearing for 8:05 p.m. Dec. 14 to consider a replat for blocks 5 and 6 of the Victory Heights Third Addition;

Consider a request for a front yard setback for a porch roof at 1266 Crest Drive;

Consider a request for a variance of a front yard setback for a covered porch at 388 Cedar Circle;

Consider a request for a variance of a front yard setback for an awning and deck at 795 School St.;

Award a bid for roof de-icing heat cable installation for City Hall;

Consider a budget request for Advocates-Crisis Support Services for $3,500;

Consider the first change order for the 1999 curb and gutter project with Duran and Pearce for $850.27;

Hear the September financial report.

Before adjourning, the Council will hold an executive session to discuss the purchase of property and a personnel issue.

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