Council considers rollback millage rate

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By Stephanie Johns

Staff Writer

Members of the Bostwick City Council discussed accepting the rollback millage rate during their July meeting.

Mayor John Bostwick said if they accept the rollback rate of 1.47 mils it will bring in the same $10,010 in taxes that the current millage rate of 1.42 did.

“I propose to set the rate at the rollback,” he said. “It’s what we’ve always done.”

Council members voiced their agreement.

Bostwick said they will set the millage rate on July 25.

Bostwick then told the council that the radar speed detection sign will need to be programmed using Bluetooth before they can set it up.

Council member Angie Howard shared that Dallas McCade of Kicks FM 101.5 has agreed to act as grand marshal for the next Cotton Gin Festival.

Howard added that she also has two residents in mind she hopes will agree to be honorary citizens for that event.

Council members also discussed a safety concern – Council member Troy Dobbs asked if anything has been done about the loose tin on the post office: “It’s blowing up worse now.”

Howard agreed: “From the city’s perspective it’s about to be a dangerous hazard. I looked at the roof the other day. It’s in rough shape.”

Bostwick added, “Something’s got to be done.”

Also discussed during the meeting: the status of the city’s Transportation Equity Act grant.

Bostwick said they must be through by April 2014 and noted that the process has slowed down some.

In other news, Howard suggested the city help with maintaining the Argos’ tree grove as a show of good will. Members of the council voiced their agreement.

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