Gillett to act on 2018 city budget

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Two street reconstruction projects planned
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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.