The Fort Wayne City Council met tonight in Committee Session. Â There were only three ordinances on the agenda, the first being the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge as covered here. Â The other two concerned amending the Holiday Time procedure for City Employees and repairs to a Carbon Slurry Tank. Â Both were passed out of committee with a “Do Pass” recommendation. Â The Holiday Time ordinance involved taking away a “floating holiday” Â which could result in a savings of $200,000 to 210,000. Â Final vote will next Tuesday, October 28th. Â The budget hearing was right after the committee meeting – look for a budget hearing recap tomorrow or Thursday here on the blog.
Â Audio file of the City Council Committee Meeting
After the budge hearing, however, the meeting was opened up to City Council members for comment. Â City Councilman Tim Pape talked about a letter the Council received from Allen County Auditor Lisbeth A. Blosser. Â It was a letter from the Allen County Council suggesting the City Council reduce the City’s budget by 3%. Â He asked if any of the other Council members would like to join him in asking the County Council what cuts they would like the City to make. Â He also went on to talk about bridge repairs and funding for them. Â I’ll let you listen to the audio portion here, more on this tomorrow after I research a few things.
Â Councilman Tim Pape’s Bridge Comments