Event to be held around Father’s Day in June and coordinated by city staff.

By Rich Wicks | Times Vedette

Prior to the regular Guthrie Center City Council meeting on April 8, a public hearing was held regarding the proposed property tax levy for Fiscal Year 2024-2025. No members of the general public were in attendance, so the hearing was closed.

During the regular meeting of the city council, a public hearing was scheduled for Monday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. regarding the city’s 2024-2025 proposed budget. On that evening, the regular council meeting will follow the public hearing.

City Clerk Kris Arrasmith explained that many complaints were voiced from citizens last year when Guthrie Center did not have citywide garage sales. She said the Chamber of Commerce is not leading the event anymore, but city staff have chosen to take over the event, at least for this year. She said the event will be held as usual around Father’s Day in June, and that maps will be posted as the event date draws closer. More information will be announced when details are finalized.

Arrasmith also informed the council of something they might hear questions about.

“April is always the big month on our utility side where we do our public awareness mailing that we are required by the State to do. Utility bills will come out this month in an envelope. It will have all of our public awareness things,” said Arrasmith.

Arrasmith added that information about budget billing will also be included.

As part of the consent agenda, a building/fence permit was approved for 204 S. 5th St. (Scroggins). The permit allows an addition to the dwelling, plus a small metal shed.

The next regular meeting of the council will be Monday, April 22. The public is welcome at all meetings other than occasional special closed meetings as allowed by law.