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Coal dollars could be used for upgrades

9/13/12 (Thu)

Coal dollars could be used for upgrades
Council looks at improvement fund
By STU MERRY

Dollars to the City of Garrison from coal severance could soon be funneled into a fund set aside for future equipment improvements.
At a special meeting Monday night, a handful of Garrison City Council members reviewed the preliminary municipal budget. In attendance were council members Glen Nygard, Chad Betz and Susan Steinwand, Mayor Shannon Jeffers and Auditor Diane Affeldt. Missing were council members Steve Hasenwinkel, Marcus Matthews and Chris Gratton.
The council was given a line-by-line account by Affeldt. Scratching his head was Betz who wondered why the council has never established an equipment capital improvement fund.
“We’ve never had money to do that,” said Affeldt.