City Council to hear 2009 sales-tax report tonightA review of the sales-tax collections for 2009 is among the items scheduled for tonight’s Mitchell City Council meeting at City Hall. Sales taxes are a major funder of city government’s operations, so the annual collections report is always important. It’s even more so this year, given the ongoing recession and uncertainty about future sales-tax revenue.
A review of the sales-tax collections for 2009 is among the items scheduled for tonight’s Mitchell City Council meeting at City Hall.
Sales taxes are a major funder of city government’s operations, so the annual collections report is always important. It’s even more so this year, given the ongoing recession and uncertainty about future sales-tax revenue.
The collections review is among the first items scheduled for the City Council meeting, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. It will be preceded by meetings of the Board of Equalization at 5:30 p.m., the Traffic Commission at 6:40 p.m. and the Sidewalk Committee at 7 p.m.
The Daily Republic plans to Webcast the meetings live at www.mitchellrepublic.com/pages/citycouncil.
In scheduled business this evening, council members plan to:
• Convene as the local Board of Equalization to review the tax-assessment appeal process and to review appeals.
• Consider, during the Traffic Commission meeting, a request from Dean Simon for a no-parking zone on Middle Border Avenue; a parade-permit request from the James Valley Cycle Club on behalf of the March of Dimes Poker Run, scheduled for noon May 1; a request from Darla Tietz for a stop or yield sign at the corner of East Second Avenue and Capital Street; and a request to close Main Street in front of the Corn Palace during the morning of April 27 for arrival and departure of nursing-home residents for a circus performance.
• Hear, during the Sidewalk Committee meeting, an item described only as “Sidewalk Update.”
• Open the City Council meeting with an invocation, roll call, and approval of the agenda and prior meeting’s minutes.
• Invite citizens’ input on non-agenda items.
• Hear an update on 2010 Census activities.
• Conduct a review of final 2009 sales-tax collection data.
• Review, sitting as the Board of Adjustment, the conditional-use permits of Rolyn Wieczorek for operation of a construction business at 1100 W. Havens Ave. and Winifred and Douglas Jelden for an automotive-repair garage at 1104 W. Havens Ave.
• Hear oral reports from the Traffic and Sidewalk committees.
• Receive and consider approval of written reports from 11 city departments and boards.
• Award bids for a paving and overlay project.
• Conduct a hearing on an application to transfer an on-sale liquor license from Hay Company Partnership, doing business as Steak ‘N’ More, to Martinez Inc., doing business as Corona Village at 1100 S. Burr St.
• Conduct a hearing on an application to transfer an on-sale liquor license from Hay Company Partnership, doing business as Thirsty’s, to Hay Company Partnership, doing business as Thirsty’s and Steak ‘N’ More, at 1801 N. Main St., Suites 1, 4 and 5.
• Conduct a hearing on an application from Blarney’s LLC for a special-event, malt-beverage license for a cage-fighting event on April 2 at the Corn Palace and City Hall.
• Consider adoption of a plat of Lot C-5 of Dredge Site Subdivision.
• Conduct the second reading and final vote on an ordinance that would supplement the water fund budget with $1,200 for computer hardware, from the fund’s cash balance.
• Set April 12 as the date to receive and consider bids for a hayland lease at the cemetery.
• Consider authorizing the finance officer to close Capital Project Fund No. 522, Railroad Avenue Reconstruction Project.
• Consider approving an internship agreement with Southeast Technical Institute and the Mitchell Police Division.
• Consider approving requests to conduct raffles from the Davison County Democrats, Mitchell Animal Rescue and the James River Gobblers.
• Consider abating taxes in the amount of $46.01 to Arcadio Nava for Lot 7 in Brenden Mobile Village due to loss because of fire.
• Consider abating taxes in the amount of $355.48 to Bunker Living Trust for Lots 117 and 118, Overlook Addition, due to removal of structures.
• Consider paying estimates and bills.