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City Council Preview: Public Hearing for 2013 Budget

The city of Chesterfield will hold a public hearing tonight on its 2013 budget and will later vote on a resolution approving it.

The Chesterfield City Council will hold a public hearing on its FY 2013 budget at 6:30 p.m. followed by a regular meeting of the council at 7 p.m. at Chesterfield City Hall. Patch has provided highlights of some of the items on the agenda, which can be viewed online

The city council will consider:

  • A resolution adopted its 2013 budget. The budget was prepared by City Administrator Michael Herring, who will present it during the public hearing. The city had to make cuts in 2010 but revenues stablized in 2011 and grew in 2012, resulting in an increase in spending this year. 
  • A second reading of an amendment to its dangerous animal ordinance that would remove breed-specific language. The proposal will take out the part of the ordinance that automatically labeled pit bulls as "dangerous" and was opposed at the council's last meeting by Mayor Bruce Geiger and Councilman Mike Casey. 
  • The second reading of ordinance that would extend an amendment set to expire this year allowing the display of directional signs for open houses on Saturdays. The request was first made by the Home Builders Association of Eastern St. Louis and Missouri, who cited a still-struggling real estate market as the reason, in 2009 and has been re-approved annually since then.  

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