By Rich Wicks | Times Vedette

The Guthrie Center City Council heard an update on the city’s housing project status at the Feb. 26 meeting. Councilmember Ian Steensen and Don Beardsley told of the ongoing efforts to promote affordable housing in the city.

City Clerk Kris Arrasmith informed the council that the city is awaiting information on any changes to the city’s insurance rates for the upcoming fiscal year. She added that an expected rate hike has been budgeted.

“We’re budgeting about a 20% increase in insurance,” Arrasmith said.

Regarding the process for budgeting, Arrasmith said the city is now required to hold a separate public hearing. The date and times will be announced and published soon.

Arrasmith informed the council that staff at the public library are pursuing a Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) grant.

The council’s next regular meeting is set for Monday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m. The public is welcomed.