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Hoisington City Council meets
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HOISINGTON — With a light agenda, the Hoisington City Council revised some of the financial policies for the city at its regular meeting on Monday.
The  council:
•Approved allowing the city manager to expend up to $10,000 for budgeted expenditures without prior council approval, except for ongoing purchases. The former limit was $6,000.
•Approved a local vendor preference policy of 10 percent.
In his report, City Manager Jonathan Mitchell said the work at the electrical plant on Engine 8 is nearly completed. More work is anticipated but the engine is capable of generation.
He also reported:
•The city-owned trash trucks will be available for sale on Purple Wave.  Also included in the sale will be a surplus generator and dumpsters. The sale is anticipated to be in the fall.
•Mitchell said there has been 6,000 plus swimmers at the pool so far this season. However, the low diving board was cracked and a new one was ordered.
•The curb is nearly done on the west end of McKenna Meadows.
•Mitchell said that as far as he knew, fireworks would be allowed on July 4.
The council approved budget study sessions. They are 6 p.m. on July 10; 6 p.m. on July 15; 6 p.m. on July 17; and 7:30 p.m. on July 22.
Connie Seib was appointed to the library board.
In final business, Mitchell said the city’s portion of the wheat from city property located northwest of the city is 294 bushels or approximately $2,000 which will go back into replacing the funds that were used to purchase the property.