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Jefferson City residents likely won't see a city property tax increase in 2022.

The Jefferson City Council, as part of its annual exercise of creating a city budget, will review the existing property tax rate as part of Monday's regular meeting.

The property tax rate review is one of the first steps in establishing the 2022 budget.

The city's property tax rate is 55.61 cents per $100 assessed valuation; the proposal would keep the rate at its current level.

Of that rate, 46 cents goes into the general fund and 9.61 cents goes into the firemen's retirement fund.

Property taxes are one of the main revenue sources for the city's general fund, which goes toward running various departments. The 2022 proposed budget cites an estimated $5.7 million to come from property taxes next year with the rate staying as it is.

On Monday, the council will hear the proposal for the first time and not take a vote.

There will be a public hearing about the tax rate Aug. 16, but residents are able to make comments about it during Monday's meeting as well.

Consent agenda

Council members will vote on:

Authorization of a $34,500 housing needs assessment contract with RKG Associates Inc.

Authorization of a $36,600 contract with Christian Service Company for City Hall janitorial services.

A declaration of 32 city vehicles as surplus and to be sold.

Bills introduced

The council will hear the first draft of the 2022 operating budget, which will go onto the informal calendar until the budget committee completes its review.

It will also hear a $125,710 construction contract with Donelson Construction Company LLC for microsurfacing of 3.21 miles of city streets. Microsurfacing lays down sealing coat over the top of a road with the goal of increasing its longevity.

The staff is requesting the construction contract be voted on, rather than waiting for a second read, so work can get started as quickly as possible.

Bills pending

The council will vote on:

A $44,000 budget amendment within the wastewater fund that would allow for the use of insurance funding as well as an accompanying bid of $34,814 to repair the maintenance shop roof, which sustained hail damage.

The reclassification of a parks maintenance worker position to a senior parks maintenance worker position.

Resolutions

Council members will consider declaring the city-owned parking lot at 211 Monroe St. as surplus and authorize selling it to Cole County for $100,000.

How to participate

The City Council will meet in person Monday, but will have a virtual option due to COVID-19 and social-distancing recommendations.

Community members can attend the meeting at the council chambers in City Hall, 320 E. McCarty St., or view the meeting live via the city's YouTube page.

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