Hayden Town Council to schedule budget hearing
Steamboat Springs — The Hayden Town Council will meet Thursday and is expected to set a date and time for the town’s annual public hearing on the proposed 2015 budget.
The Town Council meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. with reports from members of the town’s staff. The regular meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The town is expected to schedule the budget hearing for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20.
Also during Thursday’s meeting, the town is expected to choose a new mayor pro tem.
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