Council kicks off year with short January meeting

    Not much businesses was on the agenda Monday night for the Imperial city council’s first meeting of 2020.
    With just two agenda items for consideration, council business concluded in just 11 minutes.
    On a 4-0 vote, the council adopted a resolution that forgives taxes paid by the city-owned Sunrise and Sunset apartment complexes. This is annual action the council takes each January.
    The total in taxes waived amounted to $8,190.98. Broken down that equates to $3,200 for Sunrise and $4,990.98 for Sunset. Clerk/Administrator Jo Leyland said Sunrise taxes always total $3,200, but Sunset’s is based each year on its annual income.
    The only other action at the meeting was the council’s approval of Mayor Dwight Coleman’s appointment of Matthew Musgrove to the city’s Community Redevelopment Authority for a three-year term. There is still one seat to fill on that board, and one to fill on the cemetery board.
    The council briefly discussed schedules for a proposed city/county meeting in the coming weeks. Officials are trying to schedule a time via an online poll.
    Council President Charlesa Kline conducted Monday’s meeting in the absence of Mayor Coleman.


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