Agenda has everything from a concert ticket tax to a nuclear weapons ban

By on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) with a full agenda. The council is scheduled to take action on a number of bids, vote on a tax on concert tickets, and consider a resolution supporting the United Nations ban on nuclear weapons.

City Manager Nabiel Shawa is proposing the city tax concert tickets at five percent in a resolution that also authorizes a lease agreement with W3 Entertainment of the driving range. Both of the issues were discussed at a workshop held on Feb. 8.

At that same workshop in early February the city council discussed a resolution that supports the nuclear weapons treaty ban from the United Nations. That too will come up for a formal vote.

The council will consider hiring Town and Country Tree Service for tree work at various locations throughout the city. The services would include trimming as well as removing some dead trees. The contract is for $29,150.

A number of bid awards are scheduled. The biggest one would be contracting with Premier Excavation for the Infrastructure Repair and Replacement Project on Park Street. That contract totals $4,000,598.50. The meeting is streamed live on the city council page of the city’s website.

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