passed a tax levy, approved their consent agenda in a lengthy 10-minute session, Monday night.
Punctual on the gavel, Mayor Pro Tem Vicki Flemetis lead the Pledge of Allegiance and called for approval of previous minutes and the consent agenda approving $134,663.85 in payroll and another $114,200.47 in claims for the city.
With no communications to report and no items from the public to be voiced, the meeting went right into a public hearing on the upcoming alley vacation in support of the Ugly Ed's Auctions. The group was supplied a packet that had all necessary time schedules and areas of operation that no one had questions about. No additional comments were made by the attending public, and the hearing was closed one minute later.
Additionally, the public hearing on 2015 tax revenues was also quickly dispersed and closed with no further comments or discussion. Clerk-Treasure Hester Gilleland, noted to the council that if anyone had specific questions later they could always give her a call. The 2015 Tax Levy looks to be around $460,000, with the standard 1% increase.
Ordinance 1828, the annual 1% Tax Levy increase was adopted with one reading having no discussion from the council.
Department head reports were short and to the point with Public Works Director M. Dean Parsons requesting the council to sign another change order for the Waste Water Lagoon. But this time the change order had to do with a reduction of services as opposed to an increase of services. The council approved the change order unanimously.
The only other item of note was the Halloween Weekend report by Police Chief Chuck Spoor.
"It was a very uneventful weekend, and that was good," noted Spoor.
The next Raymond City Council meeting is scheduled for Nov. 17, at 6 pm.