Brownwood City Council members will have a preliminary budget planning workshop as part of Tuesday’s council meeting.

City Finance Director Walter Middleton said he and City Engineer Don Hatcher will talk to the council about challenges the city faces in preparing a budget for the 2008-’09 fiscal year.

He said challenges include streets, drainage, handicapped ramps downtown, code enforcement, increases in fuel, health insurance and retirement matches, issues related to the construction of Cell 11 and the landfill and increases in the city’s bond payments for water issues.

The council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall.

The entire agenda follows:

1. Call to order

2. Invocation

3. Items to be withdrawn

4. Introduction, announcements and recognitions

5. Citizen presentation

To comply with provisions of the Open Meetings Act, the City Council may not deliberate on items presented under this agenda item. The citizen may request, or the council direct, the subject matter be formally placed on the next regular council agenda. All presentations may be subject to time limitations.

6. Approval of minutes: Regular meeting, June 10, 2008.

7. Claims and accounts

8. Public hearings

A. Council to hold a public hearing regarding the closure and abandonment of an undeveloped 15-foot alley in Block 11 and 12, Weedon Addition, being 192.5 feet northeast of intersection of Cottage Street and Slayden Street.

Upon the completion of the above referenced public hearing, council may consider an ordinance on first reading regarding the closure and abandonment of the above subject alley.

B. Council to hold a public hearing regarding the closure and abandonment of an undeveloped portion of Peach Street that adjoins Block 43, Lots 6 and 7, Brownwood Heights Addition and also known as 2602 Hillsboro St.

Upon completion of the above referenced public hearing, council may consider an ordinance on first reading regarding the closure and abandonment of the above subject alley.

C. Council to hold a public hearing regarding the closure and abandonment of a portion of North Broadway located between Pecan Street and Adams Branch.

Upon the completion of the above referenced public hearing, council may consider an ordinance on first reading regarding the closure and abandonment of the above subject alley.

9. Ordinances and resolutions

A. Consider an ordinance on first reading declaring a moratorium on digital signs and billborad.

B. Consider an ordinance on first reading establishing a 40 mph on Austin Avenue from Roselawn Drive to Willis Creek.

C. Consider a resolution establishing rules and procedures for conducting council meetings.

10. Reports

A. FEMA mapping.

B. Camp Bowie Fire.

C. Miscellaneous reports.

11. Preliminary budget planning workshop.

12. Adjournment.