LIMA — With the year drawing to a close, Lima City Council will be setting the table for 2018 during its 7 p.m. meeting Monday at the Lima Municipal Building.
During its last meeting, Lima City Council voted down several 2018 city contracts, sending them to second readings, set to take place Monday. During the last meeting, 5th Ward Councilwoman Teresa Adams said that, with three new councilors set to be sworn in next year, those councilors should be able to have a say in contracts that would affect next year’s budget.
“This contract is for 2018, and I will not be supporting it this evening as I feel it should be carried over, hopefully, next year to the new council to have a say, since it affects the budget for 2018,” she said.
An ordinance is permitted three readings before being voted down. There is still one more council meeting scheduled before the end of the year.
Additionally, Lima City Council will vote on issuing bonds to pay for several projects and departments, including $4.06 million in bonds for various public infrastructure projects, which, according to the ordinance, include acquiring a sport utility vehicle, a fire truck and cargo van for the Lima Fire Department, two sport utility vehicles, four sedans and an unmarked vehicle for the Lima Police Department, a street sweeper, improvements to Simmons Field, a generator for the Hall of Justice and another for one of the city’s fire stations, and constructing the Westminster water line, including constructing a booster station on St. John’s Road, installing 12 and 16-inch water lines to connect the system to the water mains and installing three pumps at the base of the Central Point Parkway water tower.