Banks, City Council, Government

City council talks zoning, forestry, audits and more at April 13 council meeting

Banks City Hall. Photo: Brenda Schaffer

At the council work session, where councilors discuss items of import but do not vote or make decisions, councilors discussed an expiring police services levy, an overview of federal stimulus funds from the American Rescue Plan, a discussion centered around finding a new city auditor, and a discussion around performance reviews for city employees. 

The council also took a look at exploring a way to do hybrid city council meetings to allow public participation remotely. The total cost quoted initially would be $14,679.99, a cost that would cover equipment costs and staff time. Several councilors expressed a desire to see that cost brought down. 

Beginning just after 7 p.m., the city council meeting began with two ceremonial proclamations, one commemorating National Drinking Water Week, and the other proclaiming April 30 . . .

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