Council approves resolutions for city boundaries

Jonathan Wright - [email protected]
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VANCEBURG — City boundaries and the next fiscal years budget were discussed among the Vanceburg City Council.

The council held its regular meeting Monday to approve resolutions regarding previous annexations of the city’s boundaries.

According to Vanceburg Mayor Matt Ginn, the five resolutions approved are a part of re-establishing of the city limits.

“They’re all old ordinances that were passed from 1980,” Ginn said.

City Attorney Lloyd Spear said during the meeting the resolutions adopt a “modern and accurate, legal description of territory previously annexed by ordinance.”

“There is no intent here of the city council to amend prior ordinances the council voted on when it took in the various tract of land,” Spear said.

Ginn said, after the meeting, the approval of these resolutions was a means to update the city’s system. Spear also mentioned during the meeting a possible benefit for the city in better defining its boundaries.

“By doing this, there will be an accurate description in the land office of the Secretary of State, so that we won’t have problems anymore of ‘is a certain area or a certain residence or a certain business inside or outside of the city limits.”

In other business, the council approved the reappointment of Jill Shumate and Verrenia Howard to the housing authority.

The council also approved the first reading of its budget for the new fiscal year, with around $1.3 million for the general fund, $500,000 for the hydro fund, $169,000 for the sanitation fund.

Of the general fund around $410,000 will be spent on the general government, $444,000 for police, $24,000 for fire, $116,000 for streets, $252,000 for community development and $51,000 for contingency.

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Jonathan Wright

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