–Maryville Public Library Director Stephanie Patterson presented council with the library’s proposed 12 cent tax levy (per $100 assessed value) increase on the April 4th ballot. The increase would amount to an extra $1.90 per month per $100,000 of commercial value. The library’s current levy is 16 cents.
–Council formally approved the public vote from November of the transient guest tax that will help fund the all-purpose facility on the Northwest Campus. The new tax will take effect on April 1st.
–Council approved an ordinance imposing a one-half of one percent sales tax for the purpose of providing funds for the improvement, operation, maintenance and expansion of recreational amenities at Mozingo Lake Recreation Park. This is part from a vote that was approved last April 5th. This will take effect July 1st and continue until December 31, 2037.
–Council approved to execute a contract with Brett Halsey for the purchase of a 1996 truck for the Central Garage Department. The FY17 Budget includes $15,000 for the truck and a new utility bed.
–Council approved to execute a contract with Knapheide Truck Equipment for the purchase of a New Utility Box for the Central Garage Department. This is combined with the above truck purchase.
–Council approved to execute a contract with American
Equipment Company for the purchase of a Boss Super Duty Snow Plow in the amount of roughly $5,000.
–Council approved to execute a contract with ZENON Environmental Corporation through GE Water & Process Technologies for a Plant Audit at the Water Treatment Plant. The price is not to exceed $5,800.
–Council had a discussion regarding continuing the half-cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax (CIP). The current sunset date ends on 9/18/18. A ten year extension public vote was discussed along with a no-sunset referendum.