On September 13, 2021, the City Commission held a public hearing on the Fiscal Year 2022 budget, which will go into effect on October 1, 2021, and did the following:
1) passed on first reading the ordinance to adopt the property tax millage of 2.45 mills. This is a reduction from the 2.47 mills that the City administration had proposed.
In terms of dollars, the tax went from $2.47 to $2.45 for every $1,000 of a property’s assessed value;
2) approved an additional millage levy of 0.50 mills to pay the ongoing debt the City owes for the purchase of the remaining 4.5 acres
of the former Maratea subdivision, now called Ocean Hammock Park;
3) passed on first reading the ordinance to adopt the Fiscal Year 2022 budget;
4) approved not having recyclables picked up by a private company and for the City to purchase a truck and hire the employees who will
pick up the recyclables at a date still to be determined. The City will also educate the residents as to changes to the recycling service. The next public hearing on the millage and budget ordinances is scheduled for September 27th at 5 p.m.
After the budget public hearing, the Commission held its regular meeting on September 13th and decided the following:
1) to adopt on final reading an ordinance to have the Comprehensive Planning and Zoning Board do one of the two public hearings required for Comprehensive Land and Land Development Regulation amendments;
2) passed on second reading an ordinance to allow the Planning Board to approve most conditional use permits;
3) approved a resolution to authorize the City Manager to sign the grant agreement for funding for the
Ocean Walk subdivision resiliency improvements;
4) approved paving and drainage improvements in Fiscal Year 2022 to the parkettes on the west side of A1A Beach Boulevard between A and 1st Streets;
5) agreed to have the City staff research possible regulations to prohibit the release of helium-filled balloons.
The City Commission’s next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 4, 2021, starting at 6 p.m. in city hall. The public is invited to attend or may watch the meeting on staugbch.com.