A Message From Mayor Chris Riley 09/10/2021

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A Letter From Mayor Chris Riley | 09/10/2021

     Brief highlights of the City Council action from this meeting are:

  • Adopted a total property tax rate of $0.534099 for both Maintenance and Operations and Interest Sinking (debt service) for the Fiscal year 2022.  The rate was reduced from last year but the average home will have a $71 increase due to increased appraisals;
  • Presented Sandra Morgan with a clock for 37 years of service as the Leon Valley Elementary School crossing guard (and still going strong);
  • The Capital Facilities Oversight Committee recommended splitting the Public Works facility upgrade into two parts: 1) building a new personnel building for $1.3 million, plus a $30,000 storage facility and $16,000 for truck ports to protect equipment; and 2) rehabilitate existing buildings/grounds over time with funding allocated each fiscal year. The previous plan to do both parts was estimated to cost $3.1 million;
  • Directed staff to address citizen concerns regarding bulk pick up issues, looking at expanded or unlimited brush pickup and other suggested remedies with related costs to the city;
  • Directed staff to remove all sign requirements from all overlay districts from the Zoning Code and forward to Planning & Zoning Commission for recommendations;
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