When the Gardiner City Council meets this week, it will hear presentations on budget requests for both the Gardiner police and fire departments.

This hearing is the latest in a series of budget reviews scheduled ahead of Gardiner’s June 22 budget vote. While it is not a public hearing, city councilors will be able to ask questions during the presentations, and the public will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of each presentation.

Gardiner Finance Director Denise Brown is also scheduled to give an update on city general fund revenues and expenditures through the end of March, and she is expected to give an update on the Ambulance and Wastewater funds.

The council is also expected to vote on a change to the Gardiner land use ordinance to allow a free-standing sign for the Gardiner farmers market.

Next week, Gardiner city officials will hear presentations on the Wastewater and Tax Increment Financing budgets, and City Manager Scott Morelli will give updates on the budgets for both Kennebec County and School Administrative Unit 11’s budgets. The city council is also expected to begin debate on the budget.

Members of the public will be able to have their say on May 18. The council is expected to continue its debate on the budget.

The public hearing on the budget is scheduled for June 1, as well as its first reading.

A public hearing and a second and final reading of the budget is scheduled for June 22.

The City Council meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers at Gardiner City Hall, 6 Church St. A copy of the agenda is available on the city’s website, www.gardinerme.com.

Jessica Lowell — 621-5632

[email protected]

Twitter: @JLowellKJ

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