Macomb city council members want more information about a proposal to refund money to those who live outside the city limits who paid for a hook-up to the city's water service.
Macomb estimates it charged an average of $3,000 to the 18 people in question. Aldermen appear willing to lower the fee from this point forward but they're not sold on the idea of giving refunds.
It took some sorting out, but Macomb aldermen eventually agreed to have more lights installed at Chandler Park before next month's Heritage Days celebration.
Eleven electrical bollards will be added to the north side of the park. Bollards were installed in the southern portion of the park last year.
In addition, floodlights will be installed at the Chandler monument and the Civil War monument.
Macomb City Council members approved a 2.25% pay raise for many city workers but not without some debate over the city's matrix pay system.
The raises go into effect May 1 for all non-union employees, firefighters union personnel, and Teamsters union personnel.
City Administrator Dean Torreson said the matrix must be adjusted as part of the raises. Alderman At Large Dennis Moon disagreed.
Macomb City Administrator Dean Torreson this week gave aldermen an overview of the city's proposed new budget, which will go into effect May 1.
He said the budget includes money for fixing several streets. The money comes from a one-cent sales tax. Voters agreed in February 2011 to increase that tax from half-a-cent to a full cent.
"Our sales tax revenue has been coming it at the projected rate," Torreson said. "It did double so we're right on target there."