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Pella City Council to Consider 2018-19 Budget, Employee Wage Scale, Bos Ridge Site Plan Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 at 4:59 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News - Andrew Schneider

A wide range of resolutions and ordinances will be considered by the Pella City Council at their first meeting of March this evening.

A public hearing is scheduled to discuss and approve the 2019 fiscal year budget. The final numbers include projected revenues and expenses of just over $38.7 million and the city’s property tax rate remaining at $10.20 per taxable $1,000 valuation for the 17th consecutive year.

Multiple resolutions will also be reviewed, including a one-year contract with the Pella Convention and Visitors Bureau for distribution of 55% of the city’s hotel-motel tax funds, adoption of a new employee compensation and wage scale, continuation of a funding agreement with the City of Knoxville and Marion County for a long-term Red Rock Area to I-80 transportation corridor study, and a preliminary plat and site plan for 43 potential housing units in the new Bos Ridge development.

In addition, a second reading of ordinances for a planned unit development zoning change for a proposed townhouse project in the 400 block of Franklin Street and adoption of the 2015 International Residential, Building, and Maintenance Codes are also on the agenda. The Pella City Council meeting begins at 7 p.m. this evening in the Public Safety Complex on Liberty Street.