The tree is up and ready for decorations. It has been moved from its old downtown location to the park area across from the farmer’s market. The Christmas parade will be held on Dec. 7. Final plans for the parade, festival and Christmas village will be announced soon.
The council was informed that the city’s Christmas decorations are in bad shape and this will likely be the last year they are usable. The group agreed to spend time in the next year seeking funds and vendors for new decorations.
In other actions, the council adopted needed amendments to the 2013 budget, and adopted a new budget for 2014. The new budget has only minor changes from the latest edition.
Work is continuing on documenting needed work on the Hill Street crossing. Letters from the police and fire departments stating the need for the work have been received.