The Superior City Council is going to take a little more time to mull over the numbers and get some questions answered before considering three budget proposals next week.

The council referred the revenue and spending plans to a special meeting to be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 in the Government Center Boardroom. This is the second time the council has tabled a decision on the proposals.

“I would like to make a motion to postpone this for a special meeting for one week from today,” said Councilor Jack Sweeney, referencing the 2021 general fund budget. “I’ve talked to a few others, and I haven’t had time to go through it. I apologize. I was out of town for one week.”

Councilor Craig Sutherland questioned if delaying action on the budgets would cause any problems for the city.

The general fund budget has to be adopted by Oct. 6 so the council has time to hold a public hearing, Mayor Jim Paine said.

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Sweeney made similar motions for the 2021 capital improvement program and the fiscal year 2019 surplus allocation, which garnered the approval of the council. Neither of those budgets are subject to statutory deadlines.

All three proposals will be considered at the special meeting.