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Budget to be presented to City Council Monday at 4 p.m. workshop

Mike Conway

Post Date:05/12/2017

Budget workshop set for 4 p.m. Monday

The City's budget for the upcoming year will be presented to the City Council during a 4 p.m. workshop Monday.

The regular City Council meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the Council Chambers on the second floor of the Merced Civic Center, (City Hall) 678 W. 18th St.

The $218,424,029 budget includes $41,869,459 for the General Fund. The budget will be online Monday for public review.

Staff will make a presentation to the Council outlining programs and positions that have been added to the budget that serves as the blueprint for the City for the fiscal year running from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. There will be time for questions from the Council and the public during the workshop.

The budget will be introduced for adoption at the June 5 Council meeting.

On the regular Council agenda is a request to award a $226,782 a year contract to MCE Corporation of Dublin for mowing and edging services in City parks. The next highest proposal was from Odyssey Landscape for $420,876.

Also on the agenda is a public hearing to change the general plan designation of 4.54 acres at Yosemite Avenue and Mansionette Drive from police station to neighborhood commercial. A second public hearing will be held to declare the City-owned property surplus. The City had originally considered using the land for a police station before deciding to purchase the site of the Merced Sun-Star building for the new police station.

City Council meetings are streamed live on the Internet. A link to the live meeting is on the City's web site at https://cityofmerced.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx. Videos of previous meetings can be found at that link, and are tied to each agenda item. Those 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 forms 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.

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