Columbus Council meeting canceled; city employees being sent home

mowen@ledger-enquirer.comJanuary 28, 2014 

The Columbus Consolidated Government has canceled this evening’s planned 5:30 p.m. Columbus Council meeting and has announced that all non-essential personnel will be sent home starting at noon, according to Mayor Teresa Tomlinson

On Council’s agenda for the meeting was a report on the city’s new Health and Wellness Center by Internal Auditor John Redmond and a budget update from Sheriff John Darr, who overspent his budget last fiscal year by about $2 million.

Council was also planning to hold the third of three public hearings on how or whether to share increased health insurance costs with city employees.

Tomlinson is proposing that the Feb. 4 meeting, which would usually be just for proclamations and resolutions, also be a regular business meeting.

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