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City Council will meet Tuesday, Jan. 3, in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. Both sessions are open to the public.
The business session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427 Patton St.
The work session will be held on the same floor, but across the hall in the Council Conference Room. In work sessions, Council reviews non-routine matters that will be voted upon in future business meetings.
During the business session, City Council will vote on on a budget amendment to utilize $5.4 million in bond proceeds for various projects, including nearly $2.2 million for Public Schools.
In addition to the schools, the bonds will be used for general government projects as follows:
City Council also is scheduled to vote on whether to test a hybrid fee model that would waive transaction fees when customers pay their utility bills online by credit cards and debit cards. Fees for echeck payments would drop from $2 to $1 per transaction under this model.
If adopted, a one-year trial of the model would begin July 1. During the trial, the City would absorb the cost of the fees.
Currently, customers using credit cards and debit cards to pay their utility bills online pay a $3.75 fee for transactions up to $500. That fee goes to Paymentus Corp., which processes the transactions.
The agenda also includes five other matters:
For the work session, the agenda includes the following items:
River City TV, the city’s government access channel, will air the business session. Watch it live on cable (Comcast channel 10 and Gamewood channel 122) or streaming on the River City TV Facebook page and the city's YouTube channel — DanvilleVaGov.
River City TV does not air work sessions, but they are open to the public.