City council will meet in first session of 2012
Franklin City Council members meet tonight in their first regular session of 2012.
Guests include Judith Allain, chairman of Techeland Arts Council, and Barbara Watts, CPA, of Kolder, Champagne, Slaven and Co. with the city’s annual audit report.
There are departmental reports on tap from Director of Administration Karen LeBlanc on the city’s employee benefit plan and trust fund, and several condemnations of properties from City Inspector Blake Steiner.
The council will consider action on an ordinance designating speed limits in the city.
Resolutions include granting a property owner a variance to the city’s flood control code; allowing Techeland Arts Council to sell alcoholic beverages during the March 16-18 production of “No Hitchin”; a resolution in support of St. Mary Community Action’s Head Start program; and allowing Mayor Raymond Harris to reinstate the city’s Hospital 125 insurance plan.
There is a proclamation declaring Mardi Gras on Feb. 21 a holiday and lifting the open container law from one hour before the parade and one hour after. No glass containers are allowed.
Mayor Harris is proposing a salary for Chief Financial Officer Ed Hay from $60,000 to $65,000 a year.
The council meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall on Iberia Street.