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Hallsville declines to raise levy

Posted on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 6:36 am

During their August 27 board meeting, Hallsville’s aldermen declined to raise taxes.

Logan Carter, Hallsville mayor, said at the meeting the city’s water bond tax levy is currently at $0.2580 that would bring in $45,128.48, enough, he said quoting a report from city administrator Kenyetta Ridgway-Sample to cover the final payment on the city’s water bond. 

They took the same action with the city’s general fund tax levy, leaving it at $0.5820.

In other business, they voted to hold a public meeting, 7 p.m., Sept. 19 at Hallsville City Halls to talk about the Southern Meadows drainage issue. Ridgway-Sample said letters inviting the property owners to the meeting will be sent.

They also discussed allegations of speeding in Meadows Ledg subdivision. According to the meeting’s draft minutes Carter introduced the idea of installing more stop signs to reduce traffic speed. Alderman Darren Maher suggested installing speed bumps or talking to MoDOT about using portable radar cameras. According to the minutes, Carter said he did not like the idea of installing speed bumps on concrete streets. No action was taken.