The City Council usually holds their monthly meetings on the third Thursday, but a postponement will be required for this month according to a release from the City of Aragon this morning.

A member of the council couldn’t attend the meeting this week because of a quarantine requirement after being exposed to COVID-19, but will be out of quarantine by Wednesday, August 25 when the meeting will take place.

The Aragon City Council’s August agenda includes a hearing being held for public comment on the 2021 millage rate for property taxes for 2021, along with the regular session which includes public comments with Hunter Spinks signed up to talk to the council. Then some old business is set to come back before the council from the previous session.

Among those items is the approval of a revised malt beverage resolution and a request to bring back up the distilled spirits resolutions that would allow voters to decide on alcohol sales on the upcoming municipal ballot, and a couple of policies being requested for council approval.

Those cover specific guidelines being put into place with a new Code of Conduct policy for city employees and a specific Workplace Harassment policy as well to supplement the Sexual Harassment policy already in place.

Additionally, the council is being asked to approve the 2021 millage rate, being advertised at 8.3000 mills, a decrease from the 2020 rate per the city.

A final agenda item of old business includes the sale of surplus land at 2 Walnut Street as well.

Some new business items before the council include the approval of adding the Juneteeth holiday to the calendar annually for employees, along with mayor and council comments before adjourning.

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