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Articles About Village Council :: Page 10
Village Council will not propose changes to the mayor’s role in the upcoming charter revision, members said at this week’s Council work session.
How can Village government collect villagers’ solid waste and recyclables in the most environmentally sustainable manner? And could changes in current Village rate structures encourage villagers to reduce their solid waste?
The unanimous stand taken by Village Council at its last meeting for holding property owners responsible for their tenants’ utility debts began crumbling at Monday’s meeting, when two Council members formerly for the policy change weighed in against it, and another expressed ambivalence.
At their April 6 meeting, Village Council members unanimously voted to move ahead with adding water softening to the proposed new water plant.
After a long pause following its 2013 launch, the Public Arts Commission was busy last year, making progress on a number of projects, according to PAC member David Turner in the group’s 2014 report to Council at Council’s Feb. 2 meeting.
At their Feb. 2 meeting, Village Council members gave initial approval to four main goals for 2015. Discussion on goals will continue in upcoming meetings, after two Council members meet with Village staff to clarify some of the language.
There was good news regarding last year’s Village general fund budget at Village Council’s Jan. 20 meeting, according to Finance Director Melissa Vanzant. In 2014, revenues exceeded projections and expenses came in lower than expected.
At their Jan. 5 meeting, Village Council members heard robust support for a proposed community solar project.
At Village Council’s Dec. 15 meeting, leaders expressed concern over the amount of deficit spending in the 2015 Village general fund budget. However, due to the need to move ahead, Council approved the final reading of the budget.
Immediate needs in the water department will require the Village to significantly dip into the Village general fund surplus in 2015 to pay for two urgent projects, Village Manager Patti Bates said last week.