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Salida City Council will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 20.  A major agenda item will feature a Public Hearing dealing with a resolution that summarizes revenues and expenditures by fund and considers adopting a budget for 2021. The council may then choose to revise the budget, continue the process or simply approve the 2021 budget as outlined.

The Council may also authorize revisions with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) for the US Hwy 50 Phase IV project. This project would include a continuation of sidewalk and lighting installation on both sides of the highway, beginning at Palmer Avenue and continuing east to Oak Street (Hwy 291).

The city currently plans to complete the work with CDOT as a local agency project partially funded by an existing grant. The project was bid out twice under this agreement. CDOT has since proposed to include the Phase IV work in a larger ADA ramp project that CDOT would manage.

As previously reported by Ark Valley Voice, Council may vote to approve expanding the Alpine Court lighting schedule to 9:30 p.m. This is in response to a group of high school athletes working with Council to extend the time as part of their civics project. The students wrote background for Council, which was included in the packet and also obtained signed petitions. One student spoke before Council during the October 5 meeting.

New business and action items include Resolution 2020-36 which would approve the inclusionary housing covenant and development agreement for the 6906 LLC Apartments project. Since housing is an challenge in Salida and much of the county, this resolution will be another step to help solve this issue.

Due to health regulations and COVID-19, the meeting will be held virtually on GoToMeeting. To preregister, click here.