Archive for Thursday, August 9, 2001

De Soto City Council approves small increase in mill levy

August 9, 2001

The De Soto City Council approved an important item on its agenda last Thursday with little debate and fanfare when it approved the city's 2002 budget.

The budget will increase the city's property tax level from 24.717 mills to 24.869. The vote came after a public hearing that saw no one speak for or against the budget. The city's share of property tax on a $100,000 house will be $286 in 2002.

In other action, the city council:

Passed an ordinance limiting parking in De Meadows and West Meadows subdivisons to one side of the street. The council decided that the curbs near fire hydrants in the subdivisions must be painted. The council also asked City Attorney Patrick Reavey to draft an ordinance that would prohibit large trucks from parking on Commerce Drive.

Approved a request from De Soto Chamber of Commerce Director Marge Morse to display 10- by 3-foot signs near downtown that read "Shop De Soto First, Keep Your Tax Dollars in De Soto."

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