Richmond Council Updates Ordinances

| June 12, 2013
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The Richmond City Council met Tuesday evening to address the mid-month agenda. Click to hear City Administrator Ron Brohammer talk with KMZU’s Mike Stone.

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The agenda for the Richmond City Council included Bill Number 13-22, which allowed an amendment to Section 105.070, regarding the boundaries of the Ward Map.

City Administrator Ron Brohammer explains, the map has been constant since 1929, and there’s no redistricting language in the now adopted bill. “…the boundaries stay the same. All that’s really been changed is the city limits have been extended in various places, but the population in the core, has pretty much stayed the same.” Brohammer says. “So, the Wards are all the same, (and) the demarcation lines, it’s just incorporated and updated the map.” He adds.

Another agenda item was the approval to establish a separate account for the construction of the new waste water treatment plant. The creation of this account is necessary per Community Development Block Grant and U.S.D.A. funding rules. “And the monies that come from those, have to be placed into a separate account”. Administrator Brohammer explains. “So, as construction is completed and pay requests are submitted, we’ll send those to the CDBG and U.S.D.A., they will approve it, and then put the money into this account, and then from that account, we will then pay the contractor for the specified work.” He adds.

The meeting also included the approval of an amendment to Chapter 500. That chapter relates to the city’s municipal buildings and building code. The amendment allows updates and changes, which the public can review for the next 90 days at city hall and the post office in Richmond, before it’s formal adoption.

Council will next gather on June 25th for the review and consideration of the upcoming Fiscal Year 2014 Budget, before final review and approval on July 9th.

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