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Budget Work Session Will Take Place Before March 14 Board Of Aldermen Meeting

A work session to deal with budget issues will take place at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, prior to that evening’s regular meeting of the Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen.

Outgoing Ward 4 Alderman Randy Ruzicka had suggested such work sessions be held this spring at the January 28 meeting.

Some discussion ensued about waiting for new aldermen to take their seats in April, with Mayor Paul Hassler among those preferring to wait until after the election.

“I’m all for doing that [spring meeting], but … in just over a month we’re going to have three new people on this board, possibly four,” Hassler said, “So we can talk about it, but I would sure like the people who are making that decision with the new board, I’d like them to have a say so in this. Because if we don’t, then the decisions that’s made, then we’ll have three or four people off the board, and we’ll have to live with their decision. I don’t think that’s right.”

It was agreed that those running in the April 2 election would be invited to sit in on the session, although they would be merely observing.

See complete story in the February 20 edition of the Herald.

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