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No Tax Increase For City Of Kahoka
By Mike Scott
The City of Kahoka held a public hearing on proposed property tax rates for the 2010 fiscal year during a special meeting of the Board of Aldermen on Monday, August 23.
“It’s pretty much set by the state what we can do,” said Kahoka Mayor Wayne Blum. The rates are unchanged from last year.
Ordinance 407, which reads as follows, was passed on three readings:
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE LEVY OF CITY TAXES FOR THE YEAR 2010 AND THE PURPOSES AND AMOUNTS OF SUCH LEVY.
Be it ordained by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Kahoka, Missouri, as follows:
Section 1. To provide funds for the general municipal purposes, a tax of Seventy and Sixty-Five tenth cents ($.7065) on the One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) assessed valuation, is hereby levied and imposed upon all taxable tangible property within the City of Kahoka.
Section 2. To provide revenue for the library purposes as authorized by statute of the State of Missouri and as provided by the Ordinance No. 742 adopted March 18, 1942 by the Board of Alderman of the City of Kahoka and approved by the voters of said City at the annual election held on April 7, 1942. A tax of Twenty-one and Eighty-Four tenth cents ($.2184) on the One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) assessed valuation, is hereby levied and imposed upon all taxable tangible property within the City of Kahoka.
Sections. To provide revenue for the maintenance of parks and pleasure grounds of the City of Kahoka, a tax of Thirteen and Sixty-Five tenths cents ($.1365) on the One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) assessed valuation, is hereby levied and imposed upon all taxable tangible property within the City of Kahoka.
Section 4. This Ordinance shall be in full force from and after its adoption and approval.
ADOPTED AND APPROVED by unanimous vote of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Kahoka, Missouri, at it’s meeting August 23, 2010.
In other business, the board approved the purchase of a flashing red light to hang above the intersection of Main Street and Hwy. 81 (Johnson Street) in Kahoka.
“I cannot tell you how many trucks I have seen go right through the stop signs there,” said Mayor Blum.
The board selected a 4-way flashing unit with LED lights. ?The low bidder was OMJC Signal, and the cost was will be $905.
“I really like the LED lights because they are so much brighter,” said Alderman Curtis Mack.
The board also heard a report from Parks Committee members Larry Young and Curtis Mack, who informed the board of the creation of the Clark County Softball Association, and discussed their request for city financial help in building new concrete block dugouts and other improvements at the ball field.