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Norton City Council Notes

THE AUDIT REPORT WAS THE MAJOR AGENDA ITEM FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT. BRIAN THOMPSON FROM MAPES AND MILLER PRESENTED ANOTHER CLEAN REPORT FOR THE CITY. HE STATED THE FINANCES WERE DONE WELL AND THERE WERE NO PROBLEMS TO DISCUSS. HE WENT OVER THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS BUDGETS AND THEIR ENDING BALANCE FOR LAST YEAR. THE 2011 AUDIT REPORT WAS ACCEPTED AND THE COUNCIL INSTRUCTED THOMPSON TO FILE IT WITH THE STATE OFFICIALS. ALSO, THE NEXT PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE NORTON POOL WILL BE COMING UP, ACCORDING TO THEIR SCHEDULE. THE MEETING WILL BE TUESDAY JULY 17TH WITH THE LOCATION TENTATIVELY SET FOR THE EAST CAMPUS AUDITORIUM. REPRESENTATIVES OF AQUATIC DESIGN AND COOPER, MALONE, MCCLAIN ARE SCHEDULED TO TALK ABOUT THE DESIGN AND THE FINANCING OF THE NEW POOL. CITY ADMINISTRATOR ROB LAWSON REPORTED THE BASKETBALL GOALS HAVE BEEN INSTALLED IN THE SWIMMING POOL PARK AND THE LINES ARE BEING PAINTED ON THE COURT. THE SUPERVISORS HAVE PRESENTED THEIR WISH LIST TO BE INCLUDED IN THE BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR. THAT LIST WILL NOW GO TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE FOR THEIR REVIEW. THE SECOND READING OF THE ORDINANCE REGULATING THE ABOVE GROUND STORAGE OF FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS IN TANKS AND COMPRESSED GAS WAS ACCEPTED. THE FINAL READING WILL BE AT THE NEXT MEETING. THE SPECIAL EVENT CEREAL MALT BEVERAGE LICENSE FOR THE NORTON CHAMBER FOR THE CAR SHOW JULY 13TH WAS APPROVED. THE SPECIAL EVENT CEREAL MALT BEVERAGE LICENSE FOR THE NORTON AMERICAN LEGION FOR THE NORTON COUNTY FAIR JULY 24TH THROUGH THE 28TH WAS APPROVED. THERE HAS ALSO BEEN SOME IMPROVEMENTS MADE FOR THE BEER GARDEN THIS YEAR. THE CARNIVAL RIDES ARE UP, EXCEPT FOR ONE WITH NO PROBLEMS. UPCOMING MEETINGS AND WORK SESSIONS INCLUDE THE FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING MONDAY AT FIVE, PUBLIC WORKS, PARKS AND UTILITY WORK SESSION JULY 16TH AT FIVE, ALL IN THE COUNCIL ROOM OF CITY HALL. THE PUBLIC MEETING FOR THE POOL WILL BE TUESDAY JULY 17TH AT 6:30 TENTATIVELY IN THE EAST CAMPUS AUDITORIUM. ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.