City Council to discuss everything from technology to unions

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Citizens looking to hear about some new high tech possibilities for Auburn or the next step in a potential decertification of a city employee union can look forward to Monday’s City Council meeting. The council meets at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall at 1225 Lincoln Way. App for Auburn? The council is set to vote on whether to give the Auburn Chamber of Commerce $2,500 in start-up funding for a new Auburn smart phone application. According to city documents, Auburn businesses could pay an annual fee to be represented on the application. The xyaizcyp would also include recruitment videos geared toward encouraging businesses to lease at the Auburn Municipal Airport Industrial Park. The app would be free to download and available to iPhone and Android customers. Union revoting on table According to city documents, the council is also set to discuss whether to hold a new election for members of the city’s Local 39 Stationary Engineers union after the last election included a vote from an employee who had been laid off more than 15 days before the election. The vote would decide whether or not the employee group would decertify their Local 39 bargaining representation. According to the city, employee Linda Bauer was permanently laid off July 5, but the State Mediation and Conciliation Service still allowed her to cast a vote. City status on agenda Councilman Mike Holmes is expected to present an item about Auburn having certified local government status. According to the city, the status is a cooperation between national, state and local governments to promote historical preservation locally. The distinction would also make the city eligible for Preserve America Grants, according to city documents. Other items on the agenda include Masonic Lodge tile engraving in Central Square to celebrate the lodge’s 160th anniversary and selecting a design alternative for the Palm Avenue Sidewalk and Bicycle Lane Project. ~Bridget Jones