Cheryl MaguireThe Wood River City Council met for the first time Monday since the death of Mayor Fred Ufert on March 25.  A somber mood fell over council chambers last night as the meeting was called to order.  Mayor Pro-Tem Cheryl Maguire offered her thoughts to those in attendance.

A special meeting will be held this Thursday at 7pm to pick a new mayor from the four council members finish the final two years of Ufert’s term.  

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In other council business, the city’s budget for fiscal year 2015-2016 was approved.  The budget comes in at $21.7-million, which is about 56% bigger than the one from last year.  Most of that is due to the cost of building a new police station according to City Manager Jim Schneider, who says BP is covering most of the increase. 


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