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June 26, 2013

Year in the city coming to close

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It was a quiet —

The NCVB’s primary source of income comes from the guest tax. The council particularly wanted to see how the agency plans to spend extra money generated by the increase in funding.

“I’m very happy to have gotten this budget,” Lockett said. “It would have solved a lot of problems to have gotten it earlier.”

Lockett said city leadership has an obligation to taxpayers for transparency on how money is spent.

Council members also voted to support transparency through the adoption of a formal policy on open meetings and records for all city boards, commissions and committees. While this policy was already in force, the resolution formalizes and codifies that commitment.

Council members also approved the purchase of two fire trucks from Conrad Fire Equipment in the amount of $1,038,060 to be paid from Public Safety Sales Tax funds. Fire Station No. 9 was delayed by severe weather this spring but should be completed in July.

Joy Hampton

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