The council officials only have a few things to get through before they may retire for the holiday.
First up, the Hamilton Consulting Group will present the council with its audit report.
Then the council will vote on a resolution to set the fees associated with the new “Dogs, Cats and Small Animals” ordinance that passed recently. Having been discussed since the spring, the pet ordinance is one of the biggest laws the council passed this year.
The plan then is to round out the meeting and year with some modification of the city “Statement of Policy” change.
Some issues will be left hanging until meetings resume on the Monday after New Year’s Day.
The resolution brought up at the Dec. 6 meeting, to show the city’s support of the 24-hour status at the ports of entry at Wild Horse and Turner, was supposed to make a reappearance tonight. But Mayor Tim Solomon said this morning that the council is waiting to be able to have a conference call with one of U.S. Sen. Max Baucus’ aides, about what the resolution could mean.
Also, the final figures for all of the Community Transportation Enhancement Program ideas that were heard by the council last month have taken longer to be finalized than expected.
While the council anticipated coming to a decision and acting on it this month, it looks now like the issue will wait a little longer.