Kahoka Taxpayers To See Modest Tax Increase

By Mike Scott

Kahoka taxpayer will see about a six percent property tax increase next year, following a public tax hearing and adoption of the tax ordinance at a special meeting of the Board of Aldermen Monday night.

The taxes approved will be levied as follows:

General-$0.7848

Park-$0.-1500

Library-$0.2400

 

The total levy will be $1.1748 per $100 assessed valuation. The increase will bring in an additional $13,884 revenue for the city.

“We dont have a lot to do with it,” said Mayor Jerry Webber. “The county sends the figures to the state, and this is where they came back. We could ask for more, but we never have as long as I’ve been here.”

In other business, the council:

-Approved the hiring of Ryan Orr as a police officer.

-Webber reported that the Farmers’ Market construction will start in September. The preconstruction meeting was held last week.

-Asbestos and lead inspectors for the demolition grant were in town last week.

Kahoka's City Hall

Kahoka’s City Hall

-Approved the purchase of a phase stick for the electric department.