Budget, summer camp on City Council agenda Monday night
The proposed 2014-15 budget and a contract with the Boys and Girls Club of Merced are on the agenda for the Merced City Council at 7 p.m. Monday.
The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers on the second floor of the Merced Civic Center, 678, W. 18th St.
The proposed $194 million budget is balanced without the use of any reserves and without any layoffs. The budget has $34.5 million in the general fund to pay for police, fire, recreation and other services, and also uses $6.2 million from Measure C, the City’s half-cent sales tax.
The budget is posted online at the City's website, www.cityofmerced.org, and is also available to read at the front counter of the Merced Civic Center at 678 W. 18th St., Merced. The public will have time to comment on the budget during the meeting.
The Council will consider a $27,000 contract with the Boys and Girls Club of Merced to offer summer camp services for the City. The six-week camp would run from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for youths in grades 1 through 8. In the contract is $20,000 for summer camp from June 16 through Aug. 1 and the remainder of the funding would be used to start up camp in the summer of 2015.
There will be a closed session at 6:30 p.m. to confer with labor negotiators.
City Council meetings are streamed live on the Internet. A link to the live meeting is on the City’s home page at www.cityofmerced.org. The City will also add the Council video to YouTube for people that were unable to watch it live. These services are in addition to the live broadcast of the regular meeting on Comcast’s Government Channel 96.
The Council agenda is posted online at www.cityofmerced.org and is available outside the chambers prior to the meeting. Request to Speak cards are available at the meeting or can be downloaded from the City's website. Cards must be turned in to the City Clerk in order for a person to be recognized by the Council.