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City Council Report: 11 Sep 2017 - Report
Council approves Property Tax Reduction totalling approximately $43,000. Approves $3,000 donation to Downtown Days. Tables request by airport board for additional $2,000 per year.
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By Ed Waggener
The Columbia City Council made good a promise made in 2014 to lower property taxes when the Payroll Tax was implemented, provided funding for Downtown Days, and tabled a request for an additional $2,000 per year to support the Columbia/Adair County Airport.
All the actions were unanimous at the meeting, chaired by Council Member Ronald Rogers, serving in the absence of Mayor Curtis Hardwick, with all council members, Craig Dean, Linda Waggener, Craig Lasley, Pam Hoots, and Mark D. Harris present and approving all three measures.
The tax reduction came as the Second Reading of Ordinance No. 220.171, which sets the property tax rate for 2017.
The action was taken on a motion by Council Member Craig Dean, with a second by Council Member Pam Hoots, to set the tax rate at .230/per $100 of assessed valuation. City Clerk Rhonda Loy said the change will mean a drop of approximately $43,000 in property tax receipts for 2017.
Council tables request for addition funding for airport
The council again tabled a request for additional funding of $2,000 per year for the Columbia/Adair County Airport, pending receipt of a specific written request outlining exactly what the airport board will do with the money.
Council approves $3,000 for the Downtown Days promotion
On a motion by Council Member Mark Harris, with a second by Council Member Craig Dean, the council voted unanimously to donate $3,000 to this year's Downtown Days and to make the donation a line item in the budget. Clerk Rhonda Loy said that the council had not contributed to the celebration for at least the past eight years. Prior to that, she said, the city had contributed $5,000 per year.
Good attendance: In addition to the Council and Clerk Loy, also present wer City Attorney Marshall Loy, Police Chief Jason Cross and Sgt. Junior Murphy, VFW Post 6097 Commander Joe Hare and Post Quartermaster Ronnie Holt, Columbia Fire Chief Mike Glasgow, and media representatives.
This story was posted on 2017-09-11 17:47:32
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