Government at a Glance: Auburn


Board: Auburn City Council

Met: Monday

Kora Signs
Issue: The Kora Shrine Circus, coming to the Lewiston Colisee in April 16 and 17, wants to advertise on signs placed throughout the city.
The Scoop: Councilors agreed to let the group place 30 signs on public rights of way, on traffic medians and at intersections.
Up Next: The signs will be up through April 19.

Drug Forfeitures
Issue: The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency shares proceeds from drug busts with the other police agencies involved.
The Scoop: Councilors on Monday accepted a share of $1,407 in seizures stemming from two arrests. The money will go to Auburn police.

April meetings
Issue: City Hall will be closed on Patriot’s Day, April 19, and the City Council meeting will be rescheduled. 

Up Next: Councilors will meet Tuesday, April 20.

Executive sessions
Issue: City Councils can choose to go behind closed doors to discuss some matters. Those matters can include certain personnel matters, real estate acquisitions, labor contract discussions, reviewing confidential documents, conferring with legal counsel on the legal rights and duties of the council.
The Scoop: Auburn councilors needed three executive sessions to finish their business Monday. The first was to discuss the council’s nominations for the Lewiston Auburn Economic Growth Council’s economic achievers awards. A second was scheduled to discuss the job evaluation for City Manager Glenn Aho. A third was scheduled to discuss labor negotiations with the Auburn International Association of Firefighters, local 797.

Next meeting: The next workshop for the Auburn City Council is for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8. Their next regular meeting is April 20.

Contact government reporter Scott Taylor via phone at 689-2846 or via e-mail at [email protected]