City of Holliday approves tax rate, budget

City of Holliday city council member Kevin Nichols votes in favor of passing a motion during the council meeting Monday, Sept. 14.

The city of Holliday city council met Monday, Sept. 14, and approved its budget and tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year.

The council held a public hearing on the tax rate and budget prior to the start of its regular council meeting and no members of the public participated.

The council approved its tax rate of $0.47814 per $100 property valuation. It also approved its budget for the upcoming fiscal year which contains increases in allocated money for the streets and water departments in anticipation of matching grants for future improvements.

Other Items:

The council approved a request from the Senior Citizens Board to add a $1 donation option to the cities’ water bills. There are approximately 700 meters and the organization stated even half of the customers making donations would make a huge difference. Representatives said the senior citizen building in Holliday remains closed and continues to just perform meals on wheels.

The city council took no action on closing the 600 block of S. College at the intersection of E. Sycamore to the 600 block of S. Walnut intersection during school drop off between 7:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. and pick-up between 2:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. The council also took no action on extending the school zone to include Wilmut, Whitaker and E. South Street. The council is going to have the city attorney draft ordinances for the issues which they hope to approve next council meeting.

The council approved the 2021 TML Multistate IEVP healthcare plan for its employees.

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