City Manager Finley deGraffenried was in our studio this morning discussing current events in the City.
In terms of budget preparations, and Council direction, deGraffenried said, “I think they [city council] want to be fiscally responsible, and they want to make sure that citizens continue to receive the same level of service and that we are charging a fair rate for our utilities and the services we provide.”
deGraffenried mentioned that the council will be looking at fees within the next couple of meetings. One such close look is going to be is tap fees, making sure they are fairly priced.
Meanwhile city crews are working on parks and preparations for the July Spring Ho festival; street and utility crews are giving West Ave E a long-needed upgrade with new infrastructure in the ground, curb and gutter drainage and new pavement that will take the time span of about two years to complete.
And, contractors are busy working on the Coleman waterline west of town. Passers-by may notice the big piles of dirt and big equipment while driving out 580 West.
City Manager deGraffenried will be in our studio every Wednesday morning at 8:30am. Tune in!