Seneca opens an ear to the public

This is the one official time of the year when Seneca invites the public to comment or ask questions about the city’s plan for spending during the next 12 months.  The city’s various budgets, more precisely the financial projections, are the topic for a public hearing at 6 tonight at City Hall.  After hearing from the public, the mayor and council are scheduled to give final approval to the new, 2020-21 budgets that are timed to go into effect Wednesday, at the start of a new government year.  During a recent workshop meeting, City Administrator Scott Moulder announced he has backed off an earlier recommendation to raise property taxes, but said the new utilities budget will include a small increase in rates for both in-city and out-of-city water customers.