The final adoption of the 2008 budget is on tap for the Common Council of the City of Brazil tonight.
The council held a work session to set initial budget plans, which included a 3-percent raise for all city employees, on Aug. 28.
The council will also consider three salary ordinances, including one regarding firefighter salaries. The Salary Negotiations Committee of the International Association of Firefighters Union Local 1453 has been in negotiations with the council during the past couple of weeks, and made a counter proposal Friday of a 3.5 percent raise with a 14th year of longevity pay added.
A resolution is also on the agenda for potential renovations, including sprinkler and alarm system upgrades, at the Clay County Health Care Center.
The final items of business up for consideration surround approximately 29 acres of land just outside the city limits at the intersection of U.S. 40 and Water Works Road (County Road 200 West).
A petition filed by Gasway Insurance Unlimited, Inc., calls for the annexation of this area into the corporate limits of Brazil, while an ordinance calls for the area to be rezoned from residential to general business.
The Brazil Advisory Plan Commission approved a recommendation for the council to approve the rezoning ordinance at their meeting on Sept. 6.
The council can chose to accept one, both or neither of the issues regarding this 29-acre area.
Tonight's meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
The public is welcome to attend and make comments regarding city matters.