Routine business comprised a short meeting of the St. Maries City Council Monday night, Sept. 27. 

Council will meet again at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 30, for a public hearing to amend the budget and will handle an additional item or two as well. 

The first meeting in October was changed due to Columbus Day. The council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 12, which is a Tuesday.

During the meeting earlier this week, the council had the first reading of an ordinance that outlines rules for video surveillance. The city has had cameras in place, but is working to have the feed from the cameras be stored in one place. The city is also taking steps to make sure all cameras are in working order. All recordings will be stored for 14 days. The first reading was approved and will be on the agenda for Sept. 29.

The council approved the garbage collection agreement Monday night after approving a rate increase earlier this month. Pay requests for the water and sewer projects totaling close to $25,000 were approved as well. 

Finally, Mayor Tom Carver informed the council three new individuals were hired and started this week. Training is underway. He also said a workshop with the county on the county sewer system was cancelled and will hopefully be rescheduled for next week.

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