“We’re not required to levy the entire $156,000,” she added.
The increase in the police pension fund is considered due to the number of officers nearing retirement and the pension problems at the state level..
“This will significantly impact the city fund,” Jones said. “I think we need to get as close as we can or we’re going to get farther and farther behind.”
The levy proposal will be voted on at the December 16 city council meeting.
In old business, the council directed city attorney Jack Kiley to give a timeline to the owner of the burned out building on North Morgan to rebuild or sell the building as part of a move to prepare the downtown for the streetscape project.
In old business, Commissioner Thom Schafer reported that the transmission went out on the water department truck which has 190,000 miles on it. A used transmission was put into it, but Schafer reported that they are looking at a newer used truck to replace it.