City Council To Finalize Budget During Public Hearing, Activity Center To Reduce Hours

WAYNE – Two main public hearings will take place this evening during the regularly scheduled Wayne City Council meeting.

From the City Hall, board members will see the appointment of Heather Headley as the incoming Library Director, in place of Lauran Lofgren.

An item amended to the regular agenda, last week is the action on a request to approve a firework display at Wayne State College. The past few years during the “Family Day Football Game” following the conclusion of the game, a firework show has been put on. This year’s game will start at 6 p.m. as Wayne State College will host University of Mary from Bob Cunningham Field on the campus of Wayne State College. This item requires both state and local approval.

A few public hearings are scheduled for Tuesday evening. First, councilmembers will take action an application for a Class LK (Craft Brewery/Catering) Liquor License for Johnnie Byrd Brewing Company located at 117 W 2nd St.

Then, the Wayne City Council will hold their annual budget hearing as staff anticipated that the City valuation would be $212,904,365 and the final valuation from the County Assessor’s office was $217,869,565. Councilmembers will also finalize a public hearing pertaining to tax asking/property tax levy.

Commissioners will hear from Recreation Director, Bryce Meyer at the Wayne Community Activity Center dealing with hours open. This was approved by the Recreation Board in which the CAC needs to stay open until 9 p.m. on Saturday’s and Sunday’s due to the pool being open. This past Sunday, September 3 was the last day the pool was open, so the Activity Center will now be open until 6 p.m. on Saturday’s and Sunday’s during the non-pool season (Labor Day – May 1). The CAC does offer 24 hour access during both the pool and non-pool seasons.

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