Council wraps up most issues for the year

Members will meet Dec. 30 for oaths of office and to act on Camp Myeerah

All but one ordinance before the Bellefontaine City Council was adopted Tuesday to allow the administration to close the books on 2013 and begin working toward 2014.

The council will meet one more time this year at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 30 to take oaths of office for the next two-year term and to act on acquisition of the 450-acre Camp Myeerah.

Passed were ordinances setting a $22 million temporary budget; authorization for a bevy of supply and contractual services needed for day-to-day operations; and compensation for council members and other elected officials.

There are no increases in council compensation, but Council President David Henry has agreed to assign a committee to look at all city elected official salaries.

Any changes would not come until the next terms begin in 2016.

Currently, council members receive $4,600 a year, while the council president is paid $4,900. The council clerk is paid $7,725 and the city treasurer is paid $8,940.

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