By Darrell Wellman
During the Sept. 12 meeting, Auburn City Council approved 2016-2017 budget items as reviewed previously by Mayor Scott Kudrna. No one from the audience spoke during the public hearing which preceded council action. The 2016-17 budget calls for total revenue of $1,872,908, of which $1,210,363 is local. The total operating budget is $1,411,672 and the new budget includes a cash carryover of $242,275. The 2016 assessed valuation is $132,774,077 (or 1.29% increase over 2015. The tax levy is .475377 (.44 city plus .035377).
Peru State College President Dan Hanson invites area residents to campus for the college’s 96th annual homecoming celebration, Welcome to the Bobcat Life, Saturday, October 1. President Hanson said, “Homecoming is an exciting time to visit campus, we would like you to join us for free food, a children’s carnival and entertainment.