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Council extends trash contract

Public hearing on 2016 budget set for Aug. 17

The Jefferson City Council has approved a contract extension for Allied Waste that will keep the trash provider operating through May as the city prepares to potentially change providers.

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Mayor’s budget includes leasing police vehicles instead of outright purchase

Mayor Carrie Tergin’s draft 2016 budget includes a number of changes from the 2015 budget, but one that may prove to be a point of debate in ongoing budget discussion is the leasing of six police vehicles and one command vehicle for the Fire Department.

Pink sheets detail unfunded budget requests from city staff

The Jefferson City Council is continuing its work on the draft 2016 budget knowing not everything will make it into the final budget, but there are already a large number of requests that didn’t make it into the mayor’s draft budget.

Mayor’s proposal features some significant funding changes

The mayor’s roughly $30 million general fund draft Jefferson City budget includes a number of changes from the current fiscal year, including purchasing or leasing new police vehicles and funding the fire training officer position.

Draft budget forecasts changes for enterprise funds

Outside of the general fund budget, Jefferson City also has several enterprise funds, which are self-sustaining funds kept separate from the general fund.

Jefferson City Fire Department looks at immediate, long-range needs

Outdated fire stations require thousands in fixes

Though the Jefferson City Fire Department celebrated the opening of a brand new station last year, department officials say they are struggling with other outdated stations and would need about $160,000 to address the most immediate needs.

Jefferson City budget work continues

Council debates funds for MSP, Cultural Arts

The Jefferson City Council has begun its review of the proposed 2016 expenses, making it through nine departments in one meeting Thursday and making minimal changes so far.

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Cole County Sheriff’s Dept. securing the fair

Cpl. Justin Rollins started Tuesday evening at about 5 p.m., meeting with other employees of the Cole County Sheriff’s Department in a trailer at the Jaycees Fairground for a briefing on assignments for the evening.

Mayor offers draft 2016 budget

$30 million projected in general revenue

The Jefferson City Council has begun work on the 2016 budget, projecting roughly $30 million in revenue for the general fund.

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Chamber taking lead on southern riverfront access

Preliminary work to be completed in November

The Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce is taking the lead on a project that seeks to access the riverfront from the south side of the Missouri River.

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