Worthing city commissioners met Nov. 23.
During the meeting, commissioners had the second reading of supplemental ordinance #2015-274-3. The ordinance takes $24,000 from unassigned funds and puts $12,000 into the water fund for repairs to the leak at First and Main. The remaining $12,000 is to pay off the Johnson lots. Commissioners moved to approve the reading.
City administrator Amanda Mack has met with Dakota Resource Group about doing some strategic planning for the city. They have two options through the group. The city could participate in a strategic plan that would involve a 2-3 years process that involves meeting with community members and commissioners. That option would cost about $20,000 and would not start until half of the money has been raised by at least three different entities in the community.
The other option is a two-day retreat with the city commission and other key people to talk about long-term planning. That option would cost about $2,500 to $3,000 and is the option Mack would recommend. Representatives from Dakota Resource Group will be at the Dec. 21 meeting to present more information on what they do.
Mack said money has been set aside in the budget next year for strategic planning. However, she said there are grants available.
Mack brought up the idea of a food drive. More details will be coming out on the city’s website and text alerts. The food collected will go to the food pantry in Lennox.
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