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City Council proposes a zero percent property tax levy

By Kendra Hennis 
The meeting of the Tuscola City Council was called to order at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, November 22. 

Following approval of the consent agenda and contracts, the council discussed the property tax levy for 2022. It is drafted at a zero percent increase from last year, as approved at the November 8 meeting. The proposed property tax levy ordinance is on file and available for public review. The formal levy ordinance will be on the agenda for the December 13 meeting for consideration and approval.

Mayor Kleiss ended the meeting reminding all that Christmastown was coming to Tuscola next weekend and for all enjoy the festivities!

The council also:
* Approved the minutes of the November 8 meeting.

* Approved the October 2021 financial report.

* Approved the payment of bills in the amount $588,973.36.

* Approved a Community Building Lease with Alcohol for the National Wild Turkey Foundation on January 28, 2022.

* Approved a Community Building Lease with Alcohol for Valenta Garcia for Wedding Reception on December 10-12, 2021.

* Approved the closure of 100 block of west North Central for Ice Rink on December 5, 2021.

* Heard a thank you from Tuscola Kiwanis from their Kids Day Fundraiser. 

* Approved a contract with All-Pro for HVAC Replacement at the library in the amount of $11,107.50. 

* Approved the renewal of employee health insurance with Health Alliance. Renewal of the existing plan was quoted with an 18 percent increase in premiums. It was noted that an increase was not unexpected in this market.

* Adjourned until the December 13 council meeting at 7:30 p.m.

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