Borger council to receive budget

It is budget time again for the City of Borger.During its upcoming meeting, the Borger City Council will act to receive the proposed 2012-13 fiscal year operating budget and will schedule a public hearing to receive comment.This action will take place at the council’s regular meeting, set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.In other business, the council will introduce an ordinance amending the city’s code of ordinances pertaining to oil and gas wells and another ordinance pertaining to changing the Borger Fire Department’s response time from 20 to 60 minutes from its central station.Four public hearings will be held on the following requests:A) A preliminary and final plat for a 2.56 acre tract of land, known as Tract 18, located in the SE/4 of Section 23, Block “Y” A&B Survey, Hutchinson County, to be known as Illinois Avenue AdditionB) A request to rezone 200 S. McGee (PT of S/W 4 of Section 19, Block “Y”, M&C Survey) from a general residence zoning district to a neighborhood service zoning districtC) A request from Jimmy Gowdy for a specific use permit for mini storage to be located at 401 Weatherly (Lots 12-16, Block 44, Original Townsite Addition)D) A request from Jose Diaz for a specific use permit to place a manufactured home at 520 California (Lot 15, Block 10, East Side Addition)After public hearings are heard on each matter, the council will act to approve or deny the requests.Two Operation Facelift Contracts will be presented for council consideration.The first is between Peter Woodin and the City of Borger for the removal of structures located at 106 Chaparral (Lot 13, Block 1, Philview II Addition).The second is between Jake Minton and the City of Borger for the removal of structures located at 220 West Coolidge (Lots 30-32, Block 2, Isom Addition).The council will act on meeting minutes from its first regular August meeting and a work session on Aug. 14, and expenditures for the first half of August.A time for questions and comments from citizens will be held. Citizens who have indicated their desire to speak to the city council will be heard at this time.In compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, unless the subject matter is on the agenda, city council members cannot act on the subject and may respond only with statements of factual information or existing city policy.However, city council members may refer the person making a comment to a staff member or request city staff to place the subject matter on a future agenda.Citizens are limited to three minutes for their presentation to the city council.A work session will be held following the meeting to discuss the feasibility study for a potential new events center.