City Council has quiet meeting

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By Jesef Williams

During a season when elected officials are spending much time hashing out budget details, Lancaster City Council had a relatively quiet and quick meeting recently. Its Tuesday, May 28, meeting agenda feature no ordinances or action items. Nobody spoke during the public-comment period and there were no special presentations.
City Finance Director James Absher gave his routine cash management and finance report, which showed no irregularities with the city’s money flow. Council members also looked over monthly reports, which city department heads are required to submit.
Council later met in closed session to receive legal advice for what was listed on the agenda as an economic development matter. No action was taken when council returned to open session.
Budget process continues
Council’s upcoming meeting Tuesday, June 4, likely won’t be as quiet.
That’s when council will have another work session in preparation for final reading of its 2013-14 budget.
During that meeting, a public hearing will also be held to give residents a chance to ask questions and voice concerns about the proposed $19.4 million budget. Tuesday’s meeting begins at 6 p.m. at city hall, 216. S. Catawba St.
Final reading is scheduled to come during the June 11 meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at city hall.

Contact reporter Jesef Williams at (803) 283-1152