The Burton City Council will consider adoption of the property tax rate for the new fiscal year at its meeting this (Tuesday) evening.

The city is proposing a rate of 50 cents per $100 valuation, the same rate as last year.  The rate is made up of 10 cents for maintenance and operations and 40 cents for debt service, unchanged from 2019.  Pending adoption, the council will hold a public hearing on the rate on September 8th at 5:30 p.m.

Also in session, the council will take up talks again on the lawn maintenance ordinance agenda item.  The ordinance pertains to the regulating of weeds and uncut grasses, and provides for enforcement measures.  City Secretary Angela Harrington said the council feels, after several months of discussion and revisions, that a new yard maintenance ordinance is ready for formal approval.

The council will also consider an ordinance to abandon and convey the alleyway running through property owned by Hilton Thompson and Fritz Steenken between North Colorado Street and Trinity Street, north of East Cedar Street and South of Pecan Street.  The two property owners are looking to purchase the alleyway running through their respective properties.

The council will also consider:

  • Approval of a variance for a new mobile home at 306 South Main Street. According to Harrington, the location previously had a mobile home on the property, and water and sewer hookups are already present.
  • Approving a Derksen building structure (756 square foot cabin/house) to be placed at 800 North Main Street by Susie Tommaney. The structure meets the minimum square footage required in city ordinances, but a prior variance was denied last month.
  • Approving the Washington County Appraisal District budget for 2020-21 as approved by the Appraisal District Board on July 28th.

The council will meet this evening at 5:30 p.m.  Due to lack of space at Burton City Hall, the meeting is open to the public by conference call only.  To access the meeting, use the dial-in information available below.

To join by phone: call 720-902-7700, and use meeting ID 1499109894#

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