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Board Approves Preliminary Tax Levy

Rate to stay the same as previous year.

The Board of Aldermen Wednesday approved a preliminary tax levy of 0.9075. That figure is the same as the 2010 levy and includes a 0.8325 general fund levy and a park fund levy of 0.075.

According to City Administrator Dianna Wright, the preliminary tax levy is not binding, but is required by the legislature.

"As part of a legislative change, counties are now required to send out preliminary tax statements for planning purposes," she said. "We have our new assessed valuations from the county. This number reflects existing homes and businesses and new construction."

Wright noted that the property values in the city were down 3.4 percent over the previous year, a decline anticipated by city staff. She noted the city planned for a 5 percent reduction in assessed valuations.

"We are proposing at this point to keep the levy the same as last year," she said. "We will take action in September when the final official tax levy rate needs to be set."

BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

The board also approved the following ordinances, including several new ordinances involving building codes. 

  • An Ordinance of the City of Wentzville, Missouri Revising Title III. Traffic Code of the Municipal Code by Adding a Section Pertaining to the Operation of Golf Carts Upon the City Streets that Have Been Designated Golf Cart Lanes and Matters Relating Thereto.
  • An Ordinance of the City of Wentzville, Missouri, Approving an Amended Final Development Plan for a Subdivision Titled “E-Acres” Owned by Jeff, Karen and Jacquelin Ellefson.
  • An Ordinance of the City of Wentzville, Missouri, Adopting the International Building Code, 2009, First Edition.
  • An Ordinance of the City of Wentzville, Missouri, Adopting the National Electrical Code, 2008 Edition.
  • An Ordinance of the City of Wentzville, Missouri, Adopting the International Mechanical Code, 2009 Edition.
  • An Ordinance of the City of Wentzville, Missouri, Adopting the International Plumbing Code, 2009 Edition. 
  • An Ordinance of the City of Wentzville, Missouri, Adopting the International Residential Code, 2009, First Edition.
  • An Ordinance Authorizing the City of Wentzville, Missouri to Enter into an Agreement on Behalf of the City, with Missouri Highway and Transporation Commission for the CMAQ 5437 (602) - Wentzville Parkway and Pearce Boulevard Intersection Improvement, and Matters Relating Thereto. 

CONSENT AGENDA

The board approved its consent agenda without discussion. All items on the consent agenda are approved with a single vote of the board.

  • Minutes Approval - Wednesday, March 9
  • Resolution No. 11-341 — A resolution approving Purchase of Certain Interests in Real Property Owned by Steven A. and Kimberly K. Padilla for the Purpose of Securing Right-Of-Way and Other Easements and Licenses Necessary for a Public Works Project to Widen, Reconstruct, and Add Associated Pedestrian and Stormwater Improvements to and Along Church Street from Wagner Street North to Main Street; Authorizing and Approving a Purchase Agreement Relating Thereto; and Further Authority.
  • Resolution No. 11-342 — A Resolution Approving Purchase of Certain Interests in Real Property Owned by County Home Improvement Center, Inc. for the Purpose of Securing Right-Of-Way and Other Easements and Licenses Necessary for a Public Works Project to Widen, Reconstruct, and Add Associated Pedestrian and Stormwater Improvements to and Along Church Street from Wagner Street North to Main Street; Authorizing and Approving a Purchase Agreement Relating Thereto; and Further Authority.
  • Resolution No. 11-343 — A Resolution Approving Purchase of Certain Interests in Real Property Owned by Brian K. Brinkley and Amy M. Brinkley for the Purpose of Securing Right-Of-Way and Other Easements and Licenses Necessary for a Public Works Project to Widen, Reconstruct, and Add Associated Pedestrian and Stormwater Improvements to and Along Church Street from Wagner Street North to Main Street; Authorizing and Approving a Purchase Agreement Relating Thereto; and Further Authority.
  • Resolution No. 11-344 — A Resolution Approving Purchase of Certain Interests in Real Property Owned by Durst Properties, L.L.C. for the Purpose of Securing Right-Of-Way and Other Easements and Licenses Necessary for a Public Works Project to Widen, Reconstruct, and Add Associated Pedestrian and Stormwater Improvements to and Along Church Street from Wagner Street North to Main Street; Authorizing and Approving a Purchase Agreement Relating Thereto; and Further Authority.
  • Resolution No. 11-345 — A Resolution of the City of Wentzville to Accept and Enter into an Agreement with Plocher Construction Company for the Construction of the Water Reclamation Center Expansion Project – Phase II, Karrenbrock Construction, Inc. for the Construction of the Water Reclamation Center Road Project, Carollo Engineers for Construction Inspection Services of the Water Reclamation Center Expansion Project – Phase II, and Cochran Engineers for the Construction Inspection Services of the Water Reclamation Center Road Project
  • Surplus Property
  • Accounts Receivable Write Offs
  • Destruction of Court Records          

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