The Aurora city council approved of all new business items unanimously at Tuesday nights meeting, which included the approval of the 2018 fiscal year budget. The budget estimates revenues to total $6,178,672 and expenditures to total $6,168,886.
Also in new business, the council voted to appoint city manager Jon Holmes and mayor Rick Boyer to represent the city on the Southwest Missouri Solid Waste Management District Council and Executive Board.
The council also voted unanimously on both readings of a bill repealing the "Minimum Fines for Certain Offenses" section of the code of ordinances, eliminating the fine schedule from the code.
Council members then voted to allow the city manager to execute the Police Service Cooperative Agreement with Marionville, as the Marionville board of aldermen approved the agreement at its recent meeting. The agreement will stand for the entirety of the 2018 calendar year.
In its final two items of new business, the council authorized the city manager to execute a pair of budgeted purchases: a Zetron Max Dispatch and Call Taking System for a total of $178,137 and two replacement police interceptors from Jimmy Michel Motors for a total of $80,000.
In his city manager report, Holmes updated the council on a wide variety of work being done throughout the city, including updates from each department. He also informed the council of his efforts to schedule a legislative roundtable with Senator David Sater and Representative Mike Moon to discuss issues and concerns before the upcoming legislative session.
Following the reports, the council adjourned until the next regular meeting, scheduled for 6:30 p.m., December 12, at city hall.