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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Newburg property tax levy raised

  • The Newburg Board of Aldermen approved the 2013 tax levies during its monthly meeting held Tuesday.
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  • The Newburg Board of Aldermen approved the 2013 tax levies during its monthly meeting held Tuesday.
    The board approved a total levy of $0.9033 per $100 of assessed property.
    This breaks down to $0.7112 for the general revenue fund and $0.1902 for the library fund.
    The total levy approved represents a slight increase from the 2012 rate of $0.8043 for every $100 of assessed property value. The library levy remains the same, but the 2012 levy for general revenue was $0.7041.
    In other news, damage from the August flood is still being felt throughout the city.
    For instance, the city's salt reserve which was stored in a shed on Front Street  was destroyed by the high water. After some discussion the board approved to purchase a new salt supply.
    Mayor James Poucher and the board also discussed a number of road repairs that are needed.  
    The city was given approval by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for assistance after the August floods.
    However, City Clerk Phyllis Harris pointed out that it could be months before that money is available for cleanup and repairs.
    The price of trash pickup was raised from $14 to $15.50 for the coming year.
    Finally, Police Chief Chris Finch reported that the speed limit on the city's side streets has been reduced from 25 mph down to 15 mph.
    He also reported that letters have gone out to a number of residences for yard and trash cleanup violations. For the most part, residents have complied with the requests, he said.
    The board went into a closed session for personnel issues after the 45-minute regular session.

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