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WATCH LIVE: Columbia City Council to hold budget work session, council meeting


Columbia’s City Council is set to go over its fiscal year 2021 budget Thursday morning.

According to the city council's agenda, the council will also talk about how to use CARES Act funding.

You can watch a livestream of the 9 a.m. meeting in the player below.

The presentation shows Columbia Regional Airport received over $18 million in Cares Act funding. The airport plans to use nearly $1 million of that funding for it's Runaway Two Extension project, set to begin in April of 2021 and take eight months to complete.

The agenda also lists the estimated cost of automated collection of both trash and curbside recycling. 

The presentation breaks down that the city could spend around $12 million in equipment costs for both trash and recycle pick up. 

Trash pickup with carts is expected cost the city around $5 million and recycling with carts could cost over $6 million.

The city could potentially offset approximately $360,000 to $720,000 for recycling or more since recycling is not required and participation is voluntary.

The presentation also shows that reducing staff from the current 28 workers to around 19 positions could save the city between $500,000 to $700,000 a year. 

Check back for updates on this story and watch ABC 17 News at 9 a.m. and noon.

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Amber Tabeling

Amber joined the ABC 17 News team as a multimedia journalist in December 2019. She was a student-athlete at Parkland College and Missouri Valley College. She hails from a small town in Illinois.


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