Saline City Council to Discuss 12-Hour Days for SPD, Funding for SAFD, Real Estate Services Contract

 03/03/2013 - 22:35

Saline City Council meets for a work session at 6 p.m. and regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday night in the council chamber at City Hall.

During the work session, city council will discuss ways to fund its share of the Saline Area Fire Department. The city is considering using the old fire special assessment or raising the general operating millage. At the work session, council will also discuss a policy designed to help the city replenish the city’s fund balance.

The regular meeting begins the Environmental Commission’s annual report, given by Steve Diebel. The Saline Fiddlers will also make a presentation.

Council is expected to go into executive session to discuss a legal opinion from the city attorney and could take action based on that opinion.

In new business, city council will consider a letter of understanding the police officer unions that will allow officers and sergeants to work 12-hour days.

Also in new business, council will vote on whether to authorize spending nearly $20,000 to replace sand filter media at the pollution control facility.

City council will also considering hiring Tony Caprarese, of Swisher Commercial, to market and sell seven city-owned properties.

On the consent agenda:

  • Council is asked to proclaim April 26 as Arbor Day.
  • Council is asked to confirm appointing Tim Cummings, Brian Puffer and Chase Stanton to the Local Access Cable Television Commission; Bari Livsey to the Local Development Finance Authority Board; and Patti Tanner to the Saline District Library Board.
  • Council is asked to acknowledge receipt of the 2013 Preliminary Assessment Roll of taxable property. The roll will be opened for public inspection March 1.

(This article was modified to correct an error. Saline Police may move to 12-hour shifts, and not 10-hour shifts, as originally reported)

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