Gillett to act on 2018 city budget

Two street reconstruction projects planned

Gillett City Hall (Times Herald photo by Warren Bluhm)

The Gillett City Council is set to act Thursday on a 2018 city budget that calls for $1.25 million in spending for the coming year.

The council’s parks committee is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. to discuss park rental policy, forms, maps and fees for 2018. The public hearing for the budget is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., and the budget vote will be taken during the council’s regular monthly meeting that starts at 6 p.m. All of the meetings are at the Gillett Municipal Building, 150 N. McKenzie Ave.

Major projects for the year include reconstruction of Birch Avenue and Richmond Avenue/First Street including water and sewer lines. At a public hearing Nov. 13, city officials said the three-month Birch Avenue project would close the roadway between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day. Existing curb, gutter and sidewalk will be removed and replaced, along with new water main, sanitary sewer and storm sewer.

A similar public hearing was held Monday for residents affected by the Richmond Avenue/First Street project.

Among other budget decisions, the council recently voted to raise the special garbage assessment to $100; individual stickers will cost $2 for 2018.