The council will reconsider the veto at 6 p.m. Thursday at Canton City Hall in a special called meeting.
During a news conference last Thursday, Hobgood announced his veto of the ordinance, which was passed by the council during its July 19 meeting.
The ordinance, viewed as an alternative to consolidate fire services with Cherokee County, was widely criticized by Canton’s older population as a way for the city to work around its senior homestead exemption.
After the called meeting, the council is expected to conduct a public hearing for its proposed fiscal year 2013 budget and then move right into its scheduled work session.
The proposed budget is set at $31 million, down slightly from $32 million.
The balanced budget does not include a millage rate increase, any furloughs or layoffs. It does have money set aside for the city to consider merit pay increases for qualified employees.
During the work session, the council is expected to hear a presentation from Cherokee County authorities regarding fire services.
City and county leaders have been meeting to discuss the details of possibly consolidating fire services.
Consolidation has been floated as a viable option by Hobgood, Canton City Councilman Glen Cummins and other county leaders, but the idea has attracted pushback from the city’s five other council members.
Other items on the agenda for the council include:
* Review of the June 2012 financials;
* Discussion about accepting the private streets of the Villas at RiverStone;
* Consideration to proceed with approval of the city’s share of the SCADA system at the Hickory Log Creek Reservoir;
* Review of a proposed memorandum of understanding with Northside Hospital;
* Hear an update on the utility operating contract;
* Review a proposed ordinance to change insurer license fee;
* Consider a request by the Cherokee County Board of Education to revert Academy Street between West Main and Archer streets to two-way traffic;
* Discuss effective ordinance dates;
* Discuss eliminating of funding for Mayor Hobgood’s staff;
* Discuss and clarify the budget for downtown development;
* Discuss direct cost and allocation of the city’s organizational structure;
* Review Canton Main Street strategy and tactics; and
* Discuss administrative fee for occupational tax registration.