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.The Council agenda can be viewed here.
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 Moline City Hall is located at 619 16th Street Moline, Illinois
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