This week the Public Information Officer for the City of Gillette, Joe Lunne, appeared on News-Talk 1270 KIML. Lunne talked with host Glenn Woods and area callers about items being looked at by the City of Gillette. The first topic touched on was a budget amendment that the Gillette City Council with consider at the Monday, October 1st meeting at 7pm.
Lunne said when people hear "twenty three million dollar budget amendment" they may mistakenly think the City has decided to spend twenty three million dollars more this fiscal year. Lunne says this is not the case.
"About twenty two point three million is money that was allocated in the last fiscal year that we did not spend on projects, and those projects overlap on a fiscal year."----Lunne
Another topic touched on was the dry summer and its impact on water conservation/irrigation needs. Lunne said that City of Gillette staff will go over that issue with the Gillette City Council at a October 8 workshop session.
"Right now we have a voluntary watering program.....we are going to look at...are there changes that we need to make to that if we have another some like we did this summer."-----Lunne
Lunne said that if it is decided changes are needed, they will be prepared this fall to promote it this winter and fall to stay ahead of the game. Gillette Mayor Tom Murphy said yesterday that he expects to hear the public's thoughts on the issue and added that the increase water awareness and appreciation is a good thing.
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