Saint Jo City Council meets Thursday night

The Saint Jo City Council will convene for its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Aug. 11.

Please note the meeting was moved from Wednesday to Thursday to mesh with the schedules of city leaders.

One of the featured topics at the meeting will be a budget workshop as the city prepares finances for the 2017 fiscal year.

The council also will call the general election set for Nov. 8.

Three spots are open, including mayor. Pro tem Tim West, who will administer the meeting since Brad Bugg has resigned, and Michael Terrilli are both up for re-election.

There will be discussion and possible action on budget amendments for the 2015-16 fiscal budget.

Donna Howell-Sickles will present the new slate of members for the Saint Jo Historic Preservation Advisory Board and liaison to report on the past year’s activities.

Kim Young has put in a request to speak about lowering a water bill.

In a related matter, Michael Cannon has been placed on the agenda to discuss a possible reimbursement from the city for plumbing issues at 208 W. Howell Street.

There will be discussion and possible action on the audit report from Freemon, Shapard and Story, an accounting firm from Wichita Falls. The report is for the year ending Sept. 30, 2015.

Minutes from the July 13 meeting will be approved, and written reports from department heads will be given.