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City of Livingston logoThe Livingston City Council will hold a public hearing on the budget for the fiscal year that runs Oct. 1, 2022 through Sept. 30, 2023 during its regular meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Following the public hearing, Council will consider approval of a proposed ordinance adopting the budget. Council will also consider approval of budget adjustments for the fiscal year that ran from Oct. 1, 2021 through Sept. 30, 2022.

The annual firefighting agreement between the City of Livingston and Polk County for fiscal year Oct. 1, 2022 through Sept. 30, 2023 will be considered for approval.

Council is slated to discuss and consider action on a petition to vacate, abandon and close an unnamed and undeveloped street containing 0.196 acre between Blocks 18 and 19 of the South Livingston Addition. In related activity, Council will consider action on a proposed ordinance vacating, abandoning and closing said property.

A proposed resolution designating the official newspaper of the City of Livingston for the upcoming fiscal year will be discussed and considered for possible action.

Council will consider action on a proposed resolution rescinding Resolution No. 597 which authorized the sale of a 1987 Ranger Femfab walk-in heavy rescue fire truck.

Council is also expected to review bids and consider action on awarding a bid for the US 59 crossing underground electric installation, an upcoming project in which existing overhead electric lines will be relocated underground.

Public hearings on the determination of unsafe and/or dilapidated buildings will be called and set for two properties:

A residential structure owned by Texas Specialty Homes, L.P. located at 302 Leopard St., as an unsafe and/or dilapidated building, the property being described as: Lot One (1), Block Fourteen (14) of the Dunbar Addition, an addition to the City of Livingston, in Polk County, Texas, according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Volume 1, Page 107 of the Plat Records of Polk County, Texas, also known as 302 Leopard St., Livingston, Texas; and

A residential structure owned by Gregory John located at 204 Younger Street, as an unsafe and/or dilapidated building, the property being described as: Lots Three (3) and Four (4), Block Seven (7) of the Pinecrest Addition to the City of Livingston, as shown by the map or plat thereof recorded in Volume 1, Page 21 of the Plat Records of Polk County, Texas, as described in deed dated September 7, 2008 from Elissie B. John to Gregory Wayne John, recorded in Volume 1663, Page 256 of the Official Public Records of Polk County, Texas.

An executive session is on the agenda at which time Council is expected to consult with the city attorney and review the proposed salary schedule for the fiscal year Oct. 1, 2022 through Sept. 30, 2023. However, any action will be taken upon return to open session.

Other items on the agenda include the city manager’s monthly report, accounts over $500 and minutes of the August 9 meeting.

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