November 22, 2005

Chance to make your views known on Moline's proposed property tax, sewer rate hikes

Residents have the chance tonight to speak for or against proposed property tax and sewer rate increases.

Moline City Council's public hearing on the 2006 property tax levy is to start at 7:45 p.m. The proposed property tax levy of $12,935,000 sets the property tax rate. If passed, the rate will increase by 5 cents next year. The levy represents a 7.25 percent increase over last year.

The proposed increase would raise an additional $335,000.

The property tax levy also is set for first reading before council. In most cases, council votes on ordinances at the second reading to give the public a chance to comment.

Also due a first reading tonight is a proposed sewer rate increase.
The proposed 8.2 percent increase would annually raise an additional $200,000 to $250,000 earmarked for the city's $1 million a year sanitary sewer pipe replacement program.
The Council agenda can be viewed here.

The Moline City Hall is located at 619 16th Street Moline, Illinois
Phone: 309-797-0434

Sorry about the graphic... I couldn't resist.


At 11/22/2005 6:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought that the Storm Sewer fees the Council enacted about 4 years ago were supposed to fix all our problems? So now they need more money for the sewer?

I think not. I believe they are getting $ for the general fund via the sewer rates......

Smells rotten and fishey to me -- and not just because it's about our sewers but because this is a shell game of sorts....

What does the Mayor say or does he understand it??

At 11/22/2005 9:00 PM, Blogger diehard said...

Don Welvert was quoted on Wqad saying that the City council has nothing to do with raising your taxes.
Does it sound like he understands it?!

At 11/23/2005 7:19 AM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

It says right in today's paper that the Council and Mayor just raised Moline taxes.... so I guess Don W was incorrect in his statements during the election...seems they just did send us a higher tax bill!

And he's leading our town? What a joke.


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