Peabody’s 2014 budget will not be changed much from 2013 if approved as published.
Prior to the regular meeting Monday evening, the city council reviewed the final numbers for the 2014 budget. Administrator Shane Marler reviewed the funds capital improvement, municipal equipment, bond and interest, sewer replacement, water, sewer, and refuse funds.
Council members approved publication of the proposed budget and hearing notice in this week’s Peabody Gazette-Bulletin. The budget hearing will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 12 in the council room.
In other business:
- The council approved a $22,000 bid from Middlecreek Inc. to repair the sewer between Sycamore and Maple streets from Second Street to Division Street.
- Pool manager Beth Peter told the council the new liner in the baby pool has failed. The liner was installed during the spring. Marler will contact the vendor for warrantee information. Peter and the council also discussed a new liner for the main pool. Peter said that Peabody-Burns Recreation Commission is willing to help with the cost.
- Mike Hurst and Mario Nava met with the council to request permission for softball tournament participants to camp at the city park the Aug. 9 to 11. The council granted the request.
- Following discussion of the cost of replacing the transmission in the 2005 police patrol car, the council approved $2,973 to pay for the repairs.
- New reserve police officer Colt Pfautz was introduced to the council.
- The city council went into a 15-minute executive session to discuss trade secrets. No action was taken on return to open meeting.