The Sedalia City Council held a special meeting Monday night to set their tax rate. Click to hear KMZU’s Bob Allen talk with Sedalia City Administrator Gary Edwards:
Edwards says residents can expect a minimal rise in their taxes. The levy for 2011-2012 will be $0.9209, up from $0.9190 last year. That realizes a $1.90 increase for a $100,000 home.
After the hearing, the council held a regular business session where they looked at property codes and the appearance of the community, because of several complaints received from residents. Edwards says some structures are in dangerous conditions and have been collapsing, even before the weather hit the area this summer. Council heard discussion about being more proactive instead of reactive about the issue. The City’s Attorney has been authorized to explore a concrete fine schedule for those not compliant with the city’s codes and ordinances in terms of property maintenance.
Edwards hopes to continue discussions on the topic and bring a comprehensive proposal to council in the future.