Re-2 school board members to ask city for mill levy support
Members of the Re-2 school board plan to ask for the city’s blessing at tonight’s Rifle City Council meeting in support of a $2.7 million mill levy increase that district voters are being asked to decide on in this fall’s election.Representatives of the mill levy committee and the school district will ask council members to approve a resolution supporting the mill levy override. The money that would be raised is slated for use to retain and recruit teachers and staff, provide additional staff to help lower class sizes, fully staff the new Coal Ridge High School between Silt and New Castle, and maintain existing programs at Rifle High School.”They want our blessing,” said Rifle Mayor Keith Lambert. “They want a resolution from us supporting the mill levy override.”In other scheduled business:• Council members will review a resolution in support of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall, which is slated to come to the city June 18-25, 2005, through the efforts of the American Legion Post 78 of Rifle.• A second reading on the annexation of the Wapiti Park development south of Rifle will be heard. The 15-acre property is located west of Grand River Hospital and is slated to house commercial and retail businesses, offices and restaurants as well as a residential area.• City council members will hear a report on the hearing concerning the owner of the Sports Corner Saloon, at Railroad Avenue and West 3rd Street. In July 2004, the saloon received notice of an alleged state liquor license violation for serving after hours. It was the fifth violation notice the business received in the past 18 months. A stipulation and agreement issued by the hearing officer states that the saloon will sustain a 10-day suspension from Oct. 7-17 and that owner Stephen Yetzbacher will sell and no longer operate the saloon by April 5, 2005.• The owners of O’Leary’s Saloon on East Third Street will make a request before council regarding a ticket they received for having a minor on the premises. Bill and Debby O’Leary, along with other business owners, are seeking to discuss with council how to operate their businesses under the city’s municipal code.The Rifle City Council meeting begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Citizens not on the agenda are heard at the beginning of the meeting, as are live call-ins for issues not scheduled on the agenda.The Rifle City Council meeting begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Citizens not on the agenda are heard at the beginning of the meeting, as are live call-ins for issues not scheduled on the agenda.
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