IG council eyes financial plan

The Ida Grove City Council listened to a presentation on financial planning for the city, plans for a community hall renovation committee and raised swimming pool fees April 2.

Michael Hart and Heidi Kuhl of Northland Securities made a presentation to the council regarding financial planning services their firm provides cities with populations of 500 to 10,000 people.

Hart said, for a fee, his firm would review the city’s budget and financial status to help city officials better understand where the city stands in terms of its finances and how much debt the city could incur and still maintain a healthy financial status.

City officials are trying to get a better handle on the city’s budget, what it will take to improve not only ongoing city services (sewer and water  lines, streets, etc.), but also make larger projects like the west access possible.

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