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Perrysburg considers eliminating taxes for lighting, tree programs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 05 September 2013 11:15
PERRYSBURG - City council discussed the best way to continue funding the street lighting and tree programs Tuesday, weighing whether to continue annual property assessments or draw $270,000 from the general fund.
The group heard a first reading of two ordinances that would continue billing property owners roughly $25 combined per year for the two programs. Council member Todd Grayson suggested that since tax receipts have been on the rise, they could be paid for out of the general fund to save residents a small amount on their taxes.
Mayor Nelson Evans and council member Tom Mackin suggested the funding remain as is, because if city funds drop again, it could be unpopular to reinstate taxes even though the programs are valued by most people.
Council member Mike Olmstead suggested and council agreed to revisit the tax within the next several months as the city's 2014 budget is reviewed. Council did not vote on the two ordinances and will consider them Sept. 17.
Prior to council's meeting, the appointment review committee voted to place Matthew Kaczinski on the litter control board.
In other business, council approved:
•    Contracts for Cherry Street Sewer Separation District 210, including $237,500 to Arcadis and more than $2 million to Anderzak Pitzen.
•    An ordinance seeking bids for a $14.8 million, previously-approved expansion of the wastewater treatment plant.
•    A$2,164.24 water/sewer credit for residents of 1031 Locust St.

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