Aragon finance meeting being rescheduled
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.