Whitehall City Council on Nov. 6 is expected to approve a resolution authorizing the issuance of up to $10 million in bonds for the construction of a community center in Whitehall and upgrades to the existing activities center at Whitehall Community Park.

Whitehall City Council on Nov. 6 is expected to approve a resolution authorizing the issuance of up to $10 million in bonds for the construction of a community center in Whitehall and upgrades to the existing activities center at Whitehall Community Park.

Whitehall recently obtained, at virtually no cost, a former U.S. Army Reserve Center, on Country Club Drive, that was declared surplus. In exchange, the city must convert the property to a public use, in this case the city's first community center, and will issue bonds to finance the project.

Two other ordinances are scheduled for a third and final reading Nov. 6, including an ordinance transferring $84,080 from non-appropriated general-fund revenue into the tax-incentive expense account for the reimbursement of school districts that are part of a TIF agreement and an ordinance levying property tax liens against owners for the city's cost to perform required property maintenance.

Council on Oct. 23 considered six new legislative items and assigned each to a committee for consideration Nov. 6.

Among the ordinances and resolution was legislation transferring $70,000 from various general-fund accounts into the street-light expense account, the dental-insurance expense account and the EMS-administration expense account.

Each of three accounts required additional deposits to remain solvent to the end of the year, Mayor Kim Maggard said, but the revenue transferred into the accounts were made from other accounts with surpluses, so the overall general-fund budget did not change.

Other legislation involves a supplemental appropriation of $17,156 from non-appropriated general funds into the self-funded health-insurance account, a supplemental appropriation of $320,000 from non-appropriated general funds into the police- and fire-pension expense account and an authorization for Maggard to extend a contract with Evans, Mechwart, Hambleton and Tilton to provide professional engineering service for Whitehall for a two-year period.

All six legislative items are scheduled for introduction and a first reading Nov. 6. The ordinances transferring $160,000 into various expense accounts and the ordinance transferring $17,500 to the self-funded insurance account are expected to pass as an emergency upon the first reading.

Council will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at Whitehall City Hall, 360 S. Yearling Road.