Page 2 of 2The county would like to use the city‘s CDBG grant funding to defray costs of remodeling the Senior Citizen Center on Virginia St. Total cost for the project has been estimated to be between $800,00 - $900,000.
The county has approximately $120,000 to put into the energy stage portion. The CDBG grant from the city would help set up offices for the county health department and Area on Aging. Mayor Shevlin noted that the city has written a letter of support for this project.
After the public hearing, the regular meeting opened back up with the counting of employee ballots on a proposed health insurance program offered by the city.
There were 23 ballots returned by employees with seven votes in favor of the proposed plan and 16 who voted to reject it.
The mayor commented, “I thought the council presented a good starting point to the employees.”
With that vote councilman Gary Brown moved to table any action on the health insurance program at this time.
Councilman Wally McHenry noted, “This is not going to go away. The motion to table passed 3-1 with McHenry voting no.
The council accepted a financial report from finance officer Agnes Fowler.
The next regular meeting of the city council will take place on June 1, 7:30 p.m. in city hall at 411-1/2 S. Main Street.
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