Last week, members of city council along with the mayor and others, met to begin budget discussions for the upcoming year.

"It will be more thought provoking than anything," explained Mayor, Roy Ludwig. "It will give council the opportunity to look at where we're at right now and then they can think of which way they want to move in the budget moving forward. Then we'll have the opportunity coming up at one of our open meetings to get into the meat of the discussions and set the budget."

He added that council is looking at some major projects in the coming year.

"The major project we will have is finishing off King Street. The rest will be up to council. They will be able to give that some thought and when we set a date for the next open budget meeting, we'll be able to cross the t's and dot the i's on all of those budgetary issues."

He mentioned that talks are still ongoing regarding the fate of the Civic Auditorium. 

"As things come to light, we will let you know, but a final decision has not been made. We hope to have most of the information that we need in place for the next open meeting. And then at that time, I'm sure we'll have some good discussions and hopefully have the information to make a decision."

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