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(AUDIO) Noticeable changes in West Point’s Water, Budget and Property Tax Request discussed at West Point City Council Meeting | KRVN Radio

(AUDIO) Noticeable changes in West Point’s Water, Budget and Property Tax Request discussed at West Point City Council Meeting

(AUDIO) Noticeable changes in West Point’s Water, Budget and Property Tax Request discussed at West Point City Council Meeting

Changes are noticeable in West Point’s Water. That was the word at Tuesday night’s West Point City Council Meeting. City Administrator Tom Goulette provides a Water Treatment Plant Project Update to KTIC News.

Goulette says the high demand on the system is a challenge right now as they are pumping anywhere from 1.2 to 1.5 million gallons per day.

Goulette adds the Layne Ox System is working.

As far as awarding the bid for the Water & Sewer Extensions for the Wilderness Ridge Subdivision, the City went with Rutjens Construction, who had the low bid of $182,741.75.

The Council also conducted hearings for the 2020-2021 annual budget and to set the Property Tax request for the fiscal year beginning October 1st at the meeting.

Goulette said.

Goulette says the total operating budget of the city will exceed last year by 8.2 percent.

The Council also discussed a Cuming County Economic Development Interlocal Agreement between Cuming County, the City of West Point, the City of Wisner, the Village of Beemer, and the Village of Bancroft at the meeting. Goulette says everyone will divvy up the cost increase associated with it.

Goulette says Wisner will be paying $7,500 dollars, and Beemer and Bancroft will each pay $6,000.

Stealth Broadband will be extending their Fiber Network into West Point.

Goulette said.

Also at the Meeting, a public hearing for the One and Six Year Street Improvement Program was set for October 6th, which is the next time the City Council is scheduled to meet.

Click here to listen to Interview with Goulette 

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