By ELLY GRIMM
• Leader & Times
The Liberal City Commission will be tackling a short agenda at its next meeting tonight.
First on the agenda is the final reading of both Ordinance No. 4432 (levying tax revenue for budget year 2014) and Resolution No. 2199, both of which concern the 2015 budget.
Both items had their first readings at the commission’s last meeting on Aug. 12. The proposed 2015 budget is $36,087,000 and would represent a 3.798 mill increase and an ad valorem tax dollar increase of $441,534 over last year’s budget. City staff will be recommending the commission pass both items.
Next up on the agenda is discussion of Resolution No. 2200, concerning acceptance of a grant offer from the Federal Aviation Association for phase 2 and construction and rehabilitation of Taxiways A and C. A request will also be made to allocate $368,192 from the economic development portion of the one-cent sales tax program for the city’s five-percent match for the taxiway project. Staff will be recommending the resolution be adopted.
The last item up for discussion on the night’s agenda will be discussion of a right-of-way. Garrett Wright is requesting permission to use the Norwood Avenue right-of-way for installation of a temporary private sewer line, according to agenda packet information. The agenda packet goes on to say Wright’s company, D&H Homes, also wishes to build a sales office with display homes at Tucker Road and Highway 83. Staff will be recommending, subject to both legal and engineering approval, for the commission to approve D&H Homes’ request for the temporary sewer line.
After discussion of these items is finished, City Manager Mark Hall will give his report along with the other commissioners and then after approval of the vouchers, the meeting will be adjourned.