A tax rate hearing was held at Monday’s City Council meeting in Sedalia. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with City Administrator Gary Edwards:
Nobody came to speak out, which is typical. “There is a very slight increase in the property tax rate. And that rate is decided by a formula, mandated by the State, so it’s nothing we decide,” said Edwards, “And a public hearing is required. After the public hearing, then the Council voted on the ordinance accepting the rates for the property personal tax.”
The funds will go to the City’s general fund, as well as to the Library and the policeman and fireman’s pension fund.
Council approved a Stormwater Master Plan. This contains a priority list of stormwater issues within the community. “The most urgent at the top of the list, of course, and then going down from there. And that list allows staff to begin addressing those stormwater issues in a systematic way, as allowed by the budget,” said Edwards, “This was a plan that was presented to the Council a couple of months or so ago, and they acted on it [Monday] night, and it was approved.”