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Onalaska council sets tax rate

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The Onalaska City Council approved an ordinance setting a tax rate of 0.2426 during its Sept. 13 regular meeting.

Council approved an ordinance authorizing and allowing – under the act governing the Texas Municipal Retirement System – “updated service credits” on an annual basis for service performed by qualifying members of the system who at the effective date of the allowance are members of the City of Onalaska; providing for a change in the municipal contributions to the current service annuity reserve at retirement; and increasing the rate of deposits to the Texas municipal retirement system by the employees of the City of Onalaska; and establishing an effective date.

Ordinances regarding manufactured homes and recreational vehicles were also approved.

A resolution authorizing an additional penalty to enforce the collection of delinquent ad valorem taxes as per Section 6.30 of the Texas Property Tax Code was approved.

Numerous other resolutions were also approved by Council. These related to: school resource officer memorandum of understanding; public funds investment policy; citizen participation plan; federal procurement policy; city financial goals and procurement policy; agreement for services from Langford Community Management Services; fair housing policy; proclaiming April fair housing month; authorizing application for Community Development Block Grant-mitigation allocation; and authorization for the mayor to sign the First National Bank night depository agreement.

Council reviewed and approved a request/petition for annexation by Wagner Farms LLC.

In personnel matters, Council accepted the resignation of Officer Heather Thomas in good standing and approved for her to continue service as a reserve police officer.

Reports were presented on behalf of the police department, fire department, fire marshal/building inspector, library representative and city administrator.

Other business included approval of the minutes, vouchers and financial reports.

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