Council unanimously approves updates to Chapter Five of city plan

The De Soto City Council unanimously approved updates to Chapter Five: Goals and Objectives, of the city plan at its regular meeting on Thursday, July 7.

The city Planning Commission recommended amendments to the chapter after the commission's annual review of the plan. During the review process, it was noted that this particular chapter had not been updated since 2004, according to City Planner Linda Bohnsack.

Notable additions and alterations to the plan include updating the city's goals in regards to the water treatment system and sewer system. The full description of changes made to the plan may be read in the city council's agenda information.

The council also discussed the proposed 2012 budget at Thursday's meeting. City Administrator Pat Guilfoyle presented an initial budget to the council for their consideration. More discussion of the proposed budget will take place at the July 21 meeting of the council and a public hearing of the budget will take place at the August 18 meeting before it is formally adopted by the council and submitted to Johnson County officials. Initial discussion of the 2012 budget is not calling for an increase in the city's mill levy, but nothing has been approved at this time.

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