Uncategorized Lyndon reconsiders half-cent sales tax

Lyndon reconsiders half-cent sales tax

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LYNDON—Lyndon City Council met in regular session Dec. 15, following a lack of quorum for the Dec. 1 meeting.

The council considered a half-cent sales tax on the April ballot. City administrator Betty Thompson gave the council a timeline for enacting a resolution if the council chooses to do so.

The council will meet again Jan. 12, primarily for discussion of the sales tax issue. There will not be a quorum for the council to meet Jan. 5.

Brian Spencer, Lyndon USD 421 superintendent, provided a proposal of costs to inspect the light poles at the Jones Park facility. Spencer’s proposal included the school paying for the inspection of four poles at the football field, with the city responsible for the remainder.

Funds total $1,076 for the proposed portion of the school and $4,304 for the remainder.

The council approved proceeding with phase two, or the construction portion of the Safe Routes to School program. The council agreed to limit the city’s responsibility of the project to $50,000.

The possibility of hosting town-hall meetings was also up for discussion. Thompson proposed the meetings for those interested in open seats on the council in 2015. The mayor’s position as well as two council seats will expire April 2015.

The regularly scheduled meeting for Jan. 19 will move to Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

In other business, the council:

• approved the renewal of cereal malt beverage licenses for Buzzards, Lyndon 66, Casey’s General Stores and Easy Rock Café.

• received letters of interest from Matt Bones and Jacqueline Miller regarding open seats on the recreation commission.

• held an executive session for discussion of non-elected personnel, with Thompson present, with three extensions. Following the session, a motion was approved to give year-end bonuses of $700 to full time employees.

• held an executive session to discuss non-elected personnel.

• approved the sale of Bailey House tax credits.

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