At its Dec. 3 meeting, the Kimball City Council adopted its final 2014 property tax levy and budget. The approved levy is $425,703, including several bonds, up 5 percent from last year.
The new police truck is in. Equipment will be swapped out before it is put into use, after Jan. 1. The council approved renewing the contract with Fair Haven for policing there.
City engineer Randy Sabart discussed the need to make accessibility changes to City Hall. Because the city received a loan through U.S.D.A. Rural Development, the government agency can require that City Hall meet accessibility requirements. The most important issues are front-door access, and bathrooms. The fire exit on the south side of the building also is not accessible. SEH, the city’s engineering firm, has drawn up plans and the city must budget for improvements to start in the spring.
Old city street signs will be for sale, as available, for $10 each at city hall.
The next meeting of the Kimball city council is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7.