Officials approved the first reading of tax rates on Monday night. The new rates would be 7.95 cents per $100 for real estate property, and 11.36 cents per $100 for tangible (personal) property.
Last year’s rates were 7.95 cents per $100 for real estate, and 9.64 cents per $100 for tangible.
Clarkson City Clerk and Treasurer Alicia Hayes explained the reason for the increase was due to not as much personal property (boats, motorcycles, four-wheelers, etc.) to assess for the city.
The second reading will be heard during the October Clarkson meeting. The new charges will become effective after commissioners approve the second reading.
In other business:
• The city government sold their old garbage truck on GovDeals.com for $7,050, which was more than reserve set on the item.
According to Hayes, the funding might be used to help pay for an addition to be built onto the city’s maintenance building. The addition would house the new garbage and dump trucks purchased by Clarkson.
• A part-time law-enforcement officer is needed to help support operations at the Clarkson Police Department.
Applications for employment will be accepted until 2:30 p.m. on October 11. Commissioners will announce the new employer during the next regularly scheduled Clarkson meeting in October.
Officials came to the agreement for needed police support during an executive session on September 13.