Mansfield municipal building

Until a final 2020 city budget is approved, Mansfield City Council may decide Tuesday to take a greater role in spending decisions. (Richland Source file photo)

MANSFIELD -- If Mansfield residents have thoughts about the city's 2020 temporary budget, and proposed pay raises for elected officials, there is still time to address both.

Mansfield City Council is expected Tuesday evening to give second readings on both topics. A vote on both is scheduled Dec. 17.

City Council does allow public comment before meetings. Those who wish to speak need to sign up with the council clerk prior to the meeting.

Three committee meetings are scheduled with the finance committee at 6:15, economic development at 6:30 and employee relations at 6:45. The council caucus is planned for 7 p.m., followed immediately by its legislative session.

Also on Tuesday, City Council is expected to:

-- vote on several mayoral appointments, including Public Works Director David Remy to the board of tax appeals; Juli Parsons to the Shade Tree Commission; Al Berger to the Airport and Aviation Commission; and Dr. John Leech to the Richland Public Health board.

-- vote on a $1,000 flood damage claim for Trina Thompson, who suffered flood damage at her 1180 Boyle Road property. The damage occurred when a pipe burst after Thompson had been told by city workers the water to the structure had been shut off.

-- vote on plans to demolish dilapidated structures at 70 Harker St.,  247 E. First St., 278 S. Diamond St., 406 Hammond Ave., 458 N. Mulberry St., and 573-575 Bowman St.

-- vote on a plan to allow Denver Roof, 323 Cairns Road, in Madison Township, to tap into the city water supply/sanitary sewer system. The cost of the effort will be paid by the business, which also agrees to seek annexation of the 2.78-acre parcel into the city.

-- vote to repeal a chapter of the city's codified ordinances, approved in 1997, concerning cable television regulation.

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