Meeting to make up for snow cancellation

By Corene Brisendine

City commissioners plan to hold a work session Tuesday followed by a special legislative session to cover the agenda items from last week’s canceled meeting.

Tuesday’s meeting is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. with a work session dealing with annual revenue projection and general fund forecast by finance director Bernie Hayen.

Immediately following the work session, commissioners will consider a request from the Manhattan Area Housing Partnership to waive building permit and utility connection fees for the construction of affordable housing units. They will also formally adopt several commission goals and priorities for 2014 that were developed during the annual retreat in January.

The general agenda item from the Feb. 4 meeting to discuss approving a petition to split the cost of parking lot improvements for the new Holiday Inn Express between the city and the owner was moved to the consent agenda for commission approval.

Finally, commissioners plan to review permanent financing options for the downtown conference center and parking garage. Because the review is a discussion item, no formal action will be taken by the commission during the meeting.

The Feb. 4 meeting was canceled because of the snowstorm that buried Manhattan in 13 inches of snow last week.

Tuesday’s meeting will also be broadcast on local cable channel 3.

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