Aragon fi­nance meet­ing be­ing resched­uled

The Standard Journal - - FRONT PAGE - By Kevin Myrick [email protected]­stan­dard­jour­nal.net

The Aragon City Coun­cil was sup­posed to get to­gether for a meet­ing with a long agenda on the fi­nances.

Un­for­tu­nately, snow got in the way of mak­ing that hap­pen. Well, the threat of snow that never ma­te­ri­al­ized.

City Clerk Christie Langston an­nounced the early can­cel­la­tion of the Jan. 29 meet­ing at the start of last week be­fore when the fore­cast had called for win­ter weather to hit the area, and freez­ing tem­per­a­tures keep it on the ground.

She said a meet­ing date hasn’t been firmed up yet, but will take place dur­ing the week ahead of the coun­cil’s reg­u­lar ses­sion com­ing up later in the month on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 21.

Items that were up for dis­cus­sion and po­ten­tial vote in­cluded the fi­nances, a dis­cus­sion with the city’s fi­nan­cial con­sul­tant Rick Hart­ley, a po­ten­tial dis­cus­sion of as­set sales, the cre­ation of a promised emer­gency fund and lim­i­ta­tions on how it can be used, and ad­di­tion­ally of the city’s use of Waste In­dus­tries to un­der­take trash col­lec­tion ser­vices.

They also planned to have a dis­cus­sion of the city’s va­ca­tion pol­icy, and time was also set aside for com­ments from the coun­cil and mayor.

Langston in a lat­est up­date on the city’s fi­nances said that the gen­eral fund grew some in the past weeks to $32,176.68 as of press time on Feb. 1, up from re­cent lows.

Aragon’s coun­cil have in the past weeks voiced se­ri­ous con­cerns about the level of spend­ing ver­sus the amount of rev­enue com­ing in on a monthly ba­sis, and asked for Hart­ley to pro­vide ex­pla­na­tions of what is hap­pen­ing, and how to fix the prob­lem.

Check back in the com­ing edi­tion for a set­tled date on the spe­cial called ses­sion reschedul­ing.

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