12/26/2012 12:45:00 PM City to enjoy no levy increase
By Nan Babcock
West Concord City Council members took several actions for a smooth transition into the new year at their Dec. 20 meeting.
They set the 2013 tax levy for the city at $546,360, which is the same as last year, Mayor Jeff McCool said. "Due to the municipal bond restructuring, we were able to hold the line."
Water and sewer rates for the year were approved with a one percent increase on sewer rates this year, which amounts to 28 cents per month for a single family/commercial account. City Administrator Kay Hanson explained that according to the city's financial plan, sewer rates will increase one percent in odd-numbered years and water rates will increase three percent in even-numbered years to keep the costs in line without raising taxes.
The council approved a resolution accepting 2012 donations to the city in the amount of $2085.10. Kay said the amount is lower than usual this year due to the fund-raising activities of the recently formed Cardinal Club.
City council meetings in 2013 will continue to be held the third Thursday of the month.
Council members approved membership in the fire department for Michael and Angela Hoberg, who recently completed the training requirements.
Police Chief Ken Frank received permission to purchase a Liberty gun safe to use for weapon and evidence storage.
The municipal liquor store inventory will take place on January 1, as usual. The council members approved the purchase of a computer printer for the liquor store.
The next meeting of the council will be January 17.