In other business, the council:
? awarded Randy Jantz a certificate from the League of Kansas Municipalities and a gift in recognition of 10 years of service with the city.
? approved a final payment of $7,926 to Vogts-Parga Con?struc??tion for work completed on the Adams Street project. The sum included a late change order that added $3,990 to the project.
? approved Resolution 1226, which will increase the city?s monthly household fee for recycling to $2.12. The current fee is $1.98. The city had received notice that McPherson Solid Waste was increasing its standard fee by seven cents. The remaining seven cents of the increase will go toward the fuel cost of MSW picking up recycling bins.
? adopted Ordinance 1225, which establishes a new schedule for building-permit fees. The fees cover new construction as well as remodeling or moving a structure. The current fee schedule was passed in 1976.
? approved one-year cereal malt beverage licenses for the Hillsboro Golf Association, Casey?s General Store, Ampride, Vogts HomeTown Market doing business as JTJ Inc. and Alco.
? listened to an explanation of the amendments proposed for the 2012 budget; 13 funds would be affected. The changes reflect changes in revenue and expense that were not anticipated when the 2012 budget was approved in mid-2011.
Paine said budget amendments are a routine process done to avoid budget citations at the time of the annual audit. By law, the amendments cannot increase the city?s mill levy.
A public hearing is planned for 4 p.m. Dec. 26 at city hall. Details are available through the city office.
? met for a work session following the meeting to discuss staff salary adjustments for 2013.