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Lebanon City Council reviews tax levies as part of its Monday night meeting

Lebanon City Council on Monday night considered an ordinance approving the amended the fiscal year 2020 budget. Finance Director Kat Gill made the presentation saying this latest budget expenditure vs line items will make the city Gatsby compliant.

City Council held public hearings on general fund, parks and downtown business district tax levies during Monday’s meeting. City Clerk Laina Starnes explained the levy rates

For both parks and the general fund, the levy is .2609 per hundred dollars assessed valuation. The Levy’s for property and real estate in the City of Lebanon were approved. In other business, City Council approved a request for plats from developers for Lazy Lee’s and in the George Marshal Subdivision.

Council considered a contract with Cox Health to perform Hazmat Physicals for the Lebanon Fire Department at a cost of $5-thousand. The contract will be in place for 3 years.
Lebanon Fire Chief Sam Schneider

All Lebanon Fire Fighters are required to take the Hazmat Physical ever two years, and all new firefighters take the physical when hired. Another approved purchase for the fire department is a new Cardiac Monitor, which has a significantly reduced price at $11-thousand-433 dollars. Chief Schneider said the fire department has 4 but only one has failed. The Fire Department was also given the approval to purchase 18 firefighting helmets and 15 helmet-mounted lights at a cost of $5753.

In other business, City Council gave the approval to purchase galvanized metal poles for the electric department at a cost of  $137-thousand-392 from Techline incorporated.
They also approved expenditures related to the reconstruction of Perry and Beckett Streets. The cost of the project is estimated to be  $111-thousand, to include curb and gutter.


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