Unanimity and equanimity reigned Monday at the Missoula City Council meeting.
In a meeting that adjourned in 23 minutes, the council unanimously confirmed a finance deal that helps the city budget. City finance director Brentt Ramharter said the contract - a $1 million bond sale - saves the city $5,200 worth of interest each year. The resolution notes a 2011 start and 2020 end.
"Nice work, Mr. Ramharter," said council president Ed Childers, running the meeting in the mayor's absence.
On an 11-0 vote, the council also approved a "conditional use" for St. Paul Lutheran Church on Brooks Street. The church is expanding into a courtyard, and zoning notes "religious assembly" may be permitted in the area; the council agreed to the use.
"A month from today, we want to be digging," said Warren Hampton of OZ Architects.
The council also gave the nod to 12 Community Development Block Grant contracts, which it awarded earlier this year.