The Kuna City Council adopted a tentative 2014 budget last Tuesday, August 6 with a total expenditure of $11,656,787. A public hearing was scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 3 at the regular city council meeting to finalize the budget.
Additional business at this week’s meeting included an update from Casey Cobb and the water tower painting project. Cobb presented three bids ranging from $71,000 to $98,000 for painting the water tower but that they may have a lead on a donation for time and labor for the project. He said they raised about $1,000 from water sales at Kuna Days. Mayor Greg Nelson said that the city was quoted $10,000 for paint and a crane, but that they did not have an amount for how much someone would charge to prep the tower for painting. The Mayor said that a “K” decal would cost about $1,000.
The Mayor proclaimed August 9 as Anne Hankins Day. (See calendar on page 10).
A motion to hold onto money from an insurance refund was passed. The money will be held in anticipation of health insurance changes coming from the Affordable Health Care Act.
There was a public hearing regarding the approval for Silver Trail Subdivision’s application for 115 lots and 11 common lots on 29.3 acres. Several residents of an adjacent subdivision were there to disapprove of the motion. Complaints centered around the broken promises of the original developer of their subdivision that subsequently sold off the remaining property to the new developers. The council tabled this for further review.
Two public ordinances were passed. One, the Falcon Ridge Public Charter School was annexed into the Kuna Municipal Irrigation District; the other, deannexation of a portion of a Zamzows property from the KMID.