Georgetown council adopts tax levy

GEORGETOWN — City officials approved a $160,200 tax levy for the upcoming year on Monday that includes a slight increase that will help with normal cost increases.

Georgetown City Council members voted for the levy, which will be in effect for the fiscal period between May 1, 2013, and April 30, 2014. The current tax levy is about $155,500.

Mayor Dennis Lucas said the council does not anticipate any large equipment or vehicle purchases or any extensive building renovations or repairs during that period. The increase would likely go towards routine cost increases.

In other business, council members approved a $130,000 motor fuel tax budget for street and sidewalk maintenance projects in 2013. That amount is the same that the council budgeted for street and sidewalk projects in 2012.

The council also approved a recommendation from the city's planning commission to name the park on the square with the honor rolls that contain the names of Georgetown area residents who have served in past wars as Veterans' Honor Roll.

The park in question holds two honor rolls — one which was dedicated May 17, 2008, containing names of about 700 area residents who served in World War II, and another which was dedicated Aug. 11, 2010, with the names of about 780 area residents who served in the Civil War, World War I, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

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