City business: BV council adopts 2019 budget
By Kelby Newcomb
The Berryville City Council voted Wednesday to approve the 2019 Operating Budget.
Because of the conflict with New Yearís Day, the council held a special meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 2, and voted to approve Resolution 1044, adopting the 2019 Operating Budget and appropriating funds for every item included in it.
District Judge Dale Ramsey also attended the meeting to swear in the mayor, aldermen, city attorney and city clerk for their new terms. Mayor Tim McKinney welcomed alderman Jason Williams to the council and thanked Ramsey for his time.
The council also voted to approve Ordinance 1045 on its first reading. The ordinance would rezone a parcel of real property located at 803 High St. from R-1 Single-Family Residential to R-2 Two-Family Residential.
City attorney Clint Scheel said a petition was filed by Lisa Worley requesting the zoning reclassification. Scheel said a public hearing on the petition was conducted by the Berryville Board of Zoning Adjustment on Dec. 28, and all persons present were afforded an opportunity to be heard on the subject.
The councilís next regular meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at City Hall.