The Walcott City Council Tax Equalization Meeting was held April 13th, 2023 at 7:30 pm at the Walcott Fire Hall.
In attendance were Mayor Vining, council members Brown, Oestreich, and Rhodenbaugh. Absent was council member Janowicz. Also in attendance was Clayton Rieger, Linda Nelson, and Wendy Matejcek with the Richland County Assessor’s Office.
Wendy presented the Assessor’s Office Tax Equalization Hearing information, including sales ratios, credits & exemptions, mobile home report, and city taxable valuation & mills. Wendy then presented the 2023 Walcott Mass Residential & Commercial Appraisals. Wendy and council proceeded to address any audience questions.
Rhodenbaugh motioned to accept and approve the presented 2023 Walcott Tax Equalization report, seconded by Brown. All approved, motion carried.
Meeting was adjourned.
The Walcott City Council Meeting was held April 3rd, 2023 at 7:30 pm at the Walcott Fire Hall.
In attendance were Mayor Vining and council members Oestreich and Rhodenbough. Absent were council members Brown and Janowicz. Also in attendance was Jon Rieger.
March minutes and financials were read and approved by Rhodenbough, 2nd by Oestreich. All approved, motion carried.
Jon Rieger informed the board that due to some issues with the state, the new daycare business name is now Little Miracles Learning Center LLC. State Century Code allow for day cares to request exemption status on the structure only. Exemption only applies to the business name and owner. If anything were to change, the exemption status would no longer apply. Rhodenbough motioned to approve the tax exemption status for Little Miracles Learning Center LLC, owned by Jon Rieger, seconded by Oestreich. All approved, motion carried.
Our contract with Waste Management is up for renewal at the end of 2023. City attorney will be reviewing the contract and other garbage options are being explored. A letter was sent with the April water bill requesting that resident provide their feedback on if they want recycling or not.
The City received funds from the Prairie Dog fund. There are specific items this money can be spent on, including but not limited to water/sewer infrastructure and road infrastructure. Discussion was held on projects the funds can help cover.
Equipment has been rented and progress is being made on cleaning out ditches. Many of the ditches are so compacted that it is difficult to get them cleaned out. Council is asking that residents help find and clear culverts to allow for water to start flowing, preventing flooding in town.
Skoog presented the Proposed 2024 Walcott City Budget. Rhodenbough motioned to approved as presented, seconded by Oestreich. All approved, motion carried.
Next Meeting May 1st, 2023
Oestreich motioned to adjourn, seconded by Rhodenbough. All Approved, motion carried.
General Fund Balance 253,987.51
OTPCO 402.86 & 62.69; Jen S 554.10; Daily News 64.80; FCCU 49.41; RDO 34.43
WSG Balance 90,356.25
Brian B. 369.40; WM 1840.14 & 13.47; City of Fargo 14; OTPCO 330.40 & 72.14; SEWU 1247.02; Jen S 59.28; Ryan Bros 943.40; Evolv 199; Kahler 98
Regular Monthly Meetings
1st Monday @ 7:30pm
Walcott Fire Hall