MYSTIC — The Mystic City Council during their Thursday, March 13 meeting unanimously voted to send a letter to residents with "trailers full of trash" stating they had 10 days to clean up their property or else the city would do it for them and charge them.
In other action, the council is looking at ways to spend the Betty Jean Larson donation money.
One item being looked at is a pre-fab shelter house kit at the reservoir. The city could save some money if they had city employees do the labor.
Council member Phil Hudson said "city workers would be pretty busy this spring and summer maintaining the roads from the harsh winter that we had been dealt."
On another matter, the mayor asked the council to look into adopting a policy to allow the city to plow handicapped resident's properties after a snow.
The council didn't act on that request.
Currently, city vehicles are only allowed to be used on city property.
The Mystic City Council will have a public hearing at 6 p.m. Monday, April 14 at the Mystic City Hall for the city's proposed fiscal year 2014-15 budget estimate.
The city of Mystic for FY 2014-15 is estimating total revenues and other sources at $317,482. The same budget estimate shows total expenditures and transfers out for FY 2014-15 at $306,796.
The budget estimate predicts Mystic's FY 2014-15 ending fund balance will see a more than $10,000 increase, going from $343,196 to $353,882.
The proposed budget shows the total tax levy rate per $1,000 valuation on regular property is estimated at $17.77412. The total tax levy rate per $1,000 valuation on agricultural property is estimated at $3.00375.
Members of the Mystic City Council include Terry Whittom, Jim Hatfield, Phil Hudson, John Hatfield and Chris Chester. The mayor is Frankie Belzer.