Tax Rate In­crease Ap­proved

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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.

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