City OKs 4.6 percent proposed tax hike in 2013

Published 10:45 am Wednesday, September 5, 2012

During Tuesday’s City Council meeting, the council voted to establish its proposed tax levy and budget for 2013 and set Dec. 4 as the date for the truth in taxation hearing. The budget, which essentially focused on the same services as the 2012 budget but added two new staff positions, requires a 4.6 percent increase to the tax levy.

One of the new staff positions is a full-time administrative assistant for the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department. The other position is a part-time worker to handle zoning issues.

The council will continue budget talks at future meetings and can make changes to the budget, but it will not be able to raise the tax levy after Sept. 16.

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