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Sun, Jan. 26

Property tax the subject of public hearing

A public hearing on the city secondary property tax levy will be held in council chambers during the city council meeting to be held at 7 p.m.

Monday at 301 N.

Fourth St.

The assessment of $.3405 cents per $100 of assessed value pays the bonds issued for the Airway Avenue construction project.

The bonds were sold in 1994 after voters approved the project and tax assessment.

Bonds will be paid off in 2009 according to Finance Director Coral Loyd.

An owner of an $85,000 home would pay slightly less than $29.

The levy total for this year is $422,373.

The city has no primary property tax levy.

Secondary property tax assessments require voter approval for a specific purpose such as the construction of Airway Avenue.

The city has legal limits for bonding to finance such projects.

A public hearing on the proposed zoning change for a church at Sage and Southern Avenues is one of several Planning and Zoning Commission recommendations to come before the council for a public hearing and decision.

The Planning Department has recommended the city require property on the west side of Harvard Street to be annexed and develop by city standards as a requirement for receiving city water and sewer.

If in the city, the property would be required to make street improvements and build by city codes.

"To the end of equity, any county parcels desiring city water service should provide the same level of improvements in that area as the city side," Planning Director Tom Duranceau wrote in a memo to the council.

The Municipal Utilities Commission approved the request for water and sewer service by Peter and Debbie Cardeccia for a home on the 1.23-acre parcel.

Hearings will be held on proposed increases in planning and zoning fees, rezoning a property at Harrison Avenue and Detroit Avenue for commercial use, and an ordinance to change the definition of major and minor General Plan changes.

An executive session will consider purchase of property from 301 to 305 E.

Andy Devine Ave.

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