Afton City Council briefs from July 17Park dedication fee amendments approved; Pay increase approved for public works staff; Budget work session set; City Council approves temporary liquor license; Special meeting scheduled to award bids; Second-annual street dance approved
Park dedication fee amendments approved
Afton City Council approved amendments to its park dedication fee ordinance during its July 17 meeting.
The new ordinance calls for all new subdivisions to pay a fee equal to 7.5 percent of the pre-development property value. However a minimum fee is being set at $5,000, whereas a maximum is being set at $10,000.
Previously the ordinance called for new developments and subdivisions to either pay a flat fee of $3,800 or to donate 10 percent of the land to the city for parkland use.
Pay increase approved for public works staff
Afton City Council approved 2 percent pay increases for its public works staff during its July 17 meeting.
The increase applies to Public Works Director Ken Johnson and seasonal employees Walter Rea and Mike Neizel.
Johnson’s pay will increase from $15 per hour to $15.50 per hour; Rea’s pay will increase from $10.43 per hour to $10.64 per hour; and Neizel’s pay will increase from $10 per hour to $10.20 per hour.
Budget work session set
During its July 17 meeting Afton City Council scheduled a work session to discuss the 2013 budget for 1 p.m. Aug. 6.
City Council approves temporary liquor license
Afton City Council approved a temporary liquor license for the Afton Historical Society during its July 17 meeting.
The temporary liquor license will be used to sell alcohol during the Afton Historical Society’s fundraiser, Afton Fest, Aug. 11 in Town Square Park.
City Council also voted to waive all fees associated with the temporary liquor license during last Tuesday’s meeting.
Special meeting scheduled to award bids
During its July 17 meeting Afton City Council scheduled a special meeting for 1 p.m. July 30 to award the bids for the city’s road construction projects.
Second-annual street dance approved
Afton City Council approved the second-annual Sail Away Café street dance during its July 17 meeting.
City Council approved the sale of intoxicating liquor at the dance.
The Afton Sizzlefest Street Dance will be July 28 from 5-11 p.m. and include live music.