Lebanon Council Discusses Tax Levy

Each year the Lebanon City Council is tasked with approving the tax levy’s for the General Fund, the Park Fund and the Downtown Business District. Assistant City Clerk Lacey Brackett provided City Council with the proposed levy…..

The proposed levies were approved by Lebanon City Council. In other business during Monday night’s City Council meeting, Finance Director Kat Gill talked about the amendment to the FY 2023 Budget, which saw an overall increase in revenue and a decrease in expenditures.

Gill shared that the city has seen sales tax revenue decrease over the past couple of months, but they are still not at pre-Covid numbers. She said they are watching those numbers very carefully.

In other business, Council approved the purchase of road salt from two bidders Central Salt and Letterman Feed. Street Supervisor Mike Moore said that having the two companies in place will allow the city to have better access to road salt if needed. Moore also presented an agreement with Toth and Associates for surveying and engineering for a plan on Fourth Street between Adams and Madison.

Council approved the proposal. Council also approved a resolution which will allow staff to apply for a transportation grant which will help cover the cost of sidewalks along Ivey Lane. Lebanon City Council approved the purchase of 6 AED (defibrillators) from Quick Care Oxygen System. For the Parks Department, City Council approved the purchase of fall protection for parks, and they approved the purchase of a lot adjacent to Atchley Park and Winfrey Memorial Acres at a cost of $145-thousand-dollars.