Jerome council to meet Monday and Tuesday

Jerome - The Jerome Town Council will meet in special session at 8 a.m. Monday. The council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The special meeting Monday has budget as its only agenda item. The council will review a draft of the 2009-2010 fiscal year budget.

During the regular meeting Tuesday council will possibly take action on Ordinance 357. The proposed ordinance will amend the Town Code to give the town manager supervisory duties over the Chief of Police. On May 12, the council held a second reading of this ordinance, but Mayor Al Palmieri asked for a change of language.

Another item involves a settlement with Eric Jurisin, owner of the Haunted Hamburger. The council will meet with its attorney, maybe in executive session, to receive legal advice on the matter. The case with Jurisin remains open because Jurisin has yet to sign the settlement agreement.

The council also will seek advice from its attorney on three outstanding leases presented to the town by Freeport McMoRan.

Under new business, the council will consider whether to commit $300 toward the matching fund request from the Verde Valley Housing Task Force.

Proposed Ordinance 360, a parking fee ordinance, will be reviewed by the council. Police Chief Allan Muma will present a generic ordinance for the council to consider.

Council members also will review cost of materials, parking kiosks, and procedures to be taken if the council approves Ordinance 360 to create parking fees.

The council will open a public hearing on Resolution 464 to increase fees and charges for fiscal year 2009-2010. The resolution may contain, but is not limited to, water, sewer, sanitation and administrative fees and charges.

- Philip Wright

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