The Brookfield City Council met Aug. 28 for their monthly meeting to approve a new city tax levy.
The council also approved a board of adjustments recommendation for a 35 foot windmill located on South Monroe Street.
The Brookfield City Council unanimously passed Ordinance No. 18-07, which adopts the new tax levy rate. The new tax levy has been set at $1.552 per $100 of assessed valuation. The tax levy is $0.005 higher than last year’s levy.
The increase in the Brookfield tax levy is in accordance with new standards set forth by Linn County. The tax levy uses taxes to fund the Brookfield General Fund, Brookfield library fund, Brookfield Parks and Recreation and Brookfield cemeteries.
A public hearing was held before the levy was approved for citizens to comment on the proposed levy, no comments were received. The new tax levy has taken effect after being passed Tuesday and will run for the 2018/2019 fiscal year.
The Brookfield City Council unanimously approved a Brookfield Board of Adjustments recommendation to allow a 35 foot windmill to be erected at 527 S Monroe Street. Currently the lot at 527 S Monroe is empty. The windmill will be erected on private property.
In other business, the council unanimously approved a low bids for banking services, audit services and propane. Three bids were received for banking services from, Citizens Bank and Trust, First Missouri Bank and Preferred Bank. The council approved First Missouri Bank having had the lowest rates available. The council approved a bid from MFA Oil and Propane for propane at the rate of $1.08 per gallon. Finally, the council approved John Gillum for audit services.