City Approves Funds for YMCA, CAST

Action came during the council meeting Monday night. Jim Harmon, who's the city's finance and administrative services director, explained where the funds are coming from.

The funds were approved in a resolution following a public hearing at the start of the council session. No one in the audience spoke for or against the measure. In other action, the council approved a contract with Mueller Systems for a project to replace 9,000 water meters for city and Sheridan Area Water Supply customers. The contract, for just under $3.14 million, was approved by the SAWS Joint Powers Board last week.

The council also accepted the master plan for the developed area of the Kendrick Park Master plan. Public Works Director Nic Bateson said the next step is to start the design for the project.

He said there are several other improvements as well. He said the Kendrick Park master plan is posted on the city's web site, and he welcomes people to visit the site and view the proposed changes.

Bateson said once the design phase is completed, the project will be bid, and he's hopeful that construction could start toward next fall. Also Monday, the council approved a resolution setting May 6 for Trees for Trash and May 13 and Oct. 28 as the city's spring and fall clean-up days at the municipal landfill.

Harmon updated the council on the sales and use and lodging taxes. He said all three tax collections were down in January this year over January 2016.