September 18, 2018
Council agreed to purchase 2 new police vehicles and a new bus which will be used to implement a new fixed route bus service. The bus and operation costs for the service are funded through a state grant. Staff is working out the logistics of purchasing a fire truck which was budgeted for in this years budget and hope to have another upon completion of the fire station.
Council rejected an offer by the developer of Pendleton Heights to amend the agreement regarding the timing of his loan payment which he proposed was needed for him to continue to construct the next phase of apartments.
Parks Director Report
Council heard from Parks Director Liam Hughes on the newly-developed Cemetery Business Plan and community parks survey. The business plan is proposed to “upsell” cemetery services for those who are interested and to make slight increases in basic cemetery rates. The idea is that some customers will pay more for special services, giving us an opportunity to generate more revenue to offset operating costs and benefit the general fund. Last years budget predicted the cemetery would generate $77,000 in revenue while costing $263,000 to operate.