UTICA — Mayor Larry Friesel announced at the Utica Village Council meeting Monday night that at a special budgetary meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall to discuss the village cuts, and employees and departments. This meeting is open to the public.
“I do have some tips from employees on how we can save money, and I’m welcome to any suggestions as cut are made,” said Friesel.
Budgetary cuts are required as village residents rejected a levy last week that would have added $196,000 a year for the next three years to the village coffers.
In other business:
•An ordinance amending ordinance 10-009 for current expenses of the municipal corporation was passed. Village Fiscal Officer Anna Flaherty explained that when appropriations were made for this year a recent tax was left out and in order to pay the bill for Smalls Paving Inc. adjustments to the appropriations and expenditures need to be made. This ordinance will allow for the amendments of current expenses.
•Village Administrator Jud Brechler reported to council that leaf pickup was delayed due to an alternator malfunction but is up and running again. He also informed council paving is complete at the Honeybrook Greene housing development.