Members of the Paris City Council will consider a resolution to move money around, talk about the January meeting of the Arkansas Municipal League in Fort Smith and hear committee and other reports when it gathers for a regular monthly meeting on Monday, Aug. 7 at the Municipal Building.
The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.
“It’s a really light, summer agenda,” Mayor Daniel Rogers said next week.
The budget resolution is being brought up because the city has decided to replace all four sand filters at its sewage treatment plant instead of just one, Rogers said.
“We originally budgeted $75,000 to replace one sand filter,” Rogers said. “Now,we’ve decided to do all of them and get a bank loan to pay for it using our certificates of deposit as collateral. I will probably suggest removing the $75,000 from the budget and put it back into proceeds of the one-cent sales tax.”
In 2013, Paris voters approved a one-cent increase in sales taxes with the proceeds dedicated to water and sewer improvement projects.
The discussion about the Municipal League meeting will seek to decide whether the city will pay for overnight stays because the meeting in being held in Fort Smith, Rogers said.
“I imagine those from Paris who want to attend will probably drive back and forth, but we need to talk about it,” Rogers said. “Because the meeting is so close, we may also have some of our department heads attend. I think they could benefit by networking with other people who will attend.”