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HOISINGTON — At its regular meeting Monday night, the Hoisington City Council discussed the blight ordinance for the city.

City Manager Jonathan Mitchell suggested forming a committee of residents from each ward to provide for representation from each part of the community. The committee would then identify blighted properties and coordinate with the council on the issue.

The council agreed to seek input from the community on the issue of a committee.

The council approved a maximum level of budget transfers. If the funds are available, then Mitchell is authorized to make the transfers at the presented levels. If the funds are not available, then the transfers would be reduced to a level that would not harm the proposed 2011 budget.

The annual salary ordinance was approved. Earlier this year, the city negotiated with the union for a 2 percent wage increase for 2011.

An agreement with the Kansas Municipal Energy Agency for consulting service was approved. This resolution allows the city to partner with other KMEA members to share the cost for consultation on the new laws regarding municipalities that generate electricity. The cost to the city will be approximately $600.