Cleveland officials not to raise taxes
by Denise Strub
Sep 04, 2013 | 1175 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
With no citizen input during a public hearing on the budget, the Cleveland Board of Aldermen quickly moved through the process at its meeting Tuesday.

No objects to the proposed budget means the board will vote on the final 2013-2014 fiscal budget at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall.

The Ad Valorem tax will remain at 40 mills with the division as follows: 24.50 mills will go toward the general fund; 2 mills each will go to the park fund and library funds; and 11.50 mills will go to the bond and interest fund.

The budget is expected to have $20,349,155 in revenues with $22,064,205 in budgeted expenditures.

There are no increases in water, sewer or garbage rates at this time.

Budgeted items include$60,000 for new police cars; $610,506 for the North Street Drainage project funded by $439,000 in STIP funds; and $387,792 Airport Taxiway Extension project.

The bond issue of $1,405,000 that includes: $547,662 for street overlay, repairs and curb and gutter work; $325,000 for new swimming pool; $171,502 local match for North Street Drainage project; $75,000 for replacement of Bear Pen Park pier; $40,686 for building improvements to city hall; $34,500 for larger recycling containers and related equipment; $59,000 for two new dump trucks; $50,000 for ADA sidewalks and ramps; $32,650 for Sewer Treatment Plant equipment; $17,000 for repairs to Amzie Moore Park bathrooms; and $14,000 for repairs to East Side Park bathrooms.