Tax Rate Increase Approved
At its meeting Tuesday night, the Pineville Board of Aldermen passed the 2018 property tax levy, which represents a slight increase from 2017.
The board held a public hearing on the tax levy before opening the regular meeting, but no one from the public spoke on the issue. The tax rate for 2017 was .4913 per $100 assessed valuation, and the proposed tax rate for 2018 was .5012 per $100 assessed valuation. City clerk Melissa Ziemianin said the change would increase residents’ property tax by a penny per $100 valuation. The board approved the increase.
Also approved Tuesday night was an ordinance authorizing a contract with the Harry S. Truman Coordinating Council for grant writing in the amount of $2,970.
Mayor Gregg Sweeten opened bids on a double-wide trailer the city owns. The high bid was from Jeremiah Rearrick for $6,200. The board voted to accept the high bid. Sweeten said he told the bidders they have to pay for the moving expenses and that he would like
the trailer gone by the end of the year.
The board also approved an ordinance to annex property at 399 Pleasant Ridge Road.
Members of the board agreed to go back to having two meetings per month, on the second and fourth Tuesdays, at 6 p.m.
The board approved a request by public works supervisor Chris Tinsley to purchase 55 gallons of copper sulfate solution for $2,585. He said he will use this to spray the cracks in the WPA ditch on Jesse James Road after it is repaired to kill the weeds and prevent future damage to the structure.
In other business, the board approved bills in the amount of $46,653.