Wheaton council sets 2012 tax levy
Members of the Wheaton City Council set the 2012 tax rate during a public hearing held Aug. 20.
The 2012 assessed valuations were $1,970,144 for real estate and $562,701 for personal property, totaling $2,532,845.
The tax rate for 2012 was set at .3958, which will gen- erate approximately $10,025 for the city.
Revenues were up for real property valuations for 2011, which totaled $1,952,398, but down for personal property valuations, $571,378, for a combined total of $2,523,776.
During the council's regular board meeting, Mayor John Tiedeman suggested appointing Amanda Crimm to fulfill the remaining term of office for East Ward representative Chloe Weathers, who vacated her seat in April after moving out of the city limits. Aldermen approved the appointment.
In other business, Washburn Police Chief Doug Henry reported the department did not have rifles for officers to use if necessary. Aldermen approved the purchase of a rifle for the department.
Aldermen approved the purchase of ARC Desktop soft- ware, which will be used to map and log the city's water and sewer lines for the city's water and wastewater systems. The software will also track repairs, parts or instructions needed and have detailed information on Washburn's water and wastewater infrastructure for accurate record keeping.
Aldermen also approved the purchase of 20 used water meters from the city of Monett.
In other business, aldermen approved:
* Sending two representatives to the Missouri Rural Water Association conference in October.
* An ordinance prohibiting the sale of synthetic drugs.
* The purchase of a trolling motor and battery for the boat used at the city lagoon and a pump for the lagoon's primer station.
* The next meeting of the Washburn Civic Association at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10 at Washburn City Hall.
* The next regular meeting of the Washburn City Coun- cil at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24 at City Hall.