The Woodstock City Council will hold three public hearings on the proposed tax increase, where the city is considering lowering the city’s millage rate from 7.889 mills to 7.25 mills, instead of the rollback millage rate of 7.156 mills, documents show.
The city announced its “intention to increase property taxes” in a news release, which also stated “the financial impact on individual parcels may vary; depending upon the changed in the assessed value from last year.”
The county tax digest shows an increase of about 18 percent from 2013-14 to 2014-15, documents show.
In June, the Woodstock City Council members unanimously approved a $34 million budget for fiscal 2015, based on the proposed rate of 7.25 mills.
The first public hearing will be Monday night during the city council meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Chambers at City Center, at 8534 Main St., in downtown Woodstock.
Additional public hearings will be held Aug. 18 at 6:30 and 7 p.m.
Also at the meeting Monday, the council will:
• Hear an update on the Greenprints trail network;
• Hear a construction hours waiver request from Merrill Gardens on Highway 92;
• Hold a public hearing and vote on a request from Applebee’s for a variance to the city code;
• Have a public hearing and first reading for revisions to the Occupation Tax Ordinance;
• Consider an annexation petition from KM Homes;
• Consider awarding a bid to Patterson Pump Company for water reuse at Rubes Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant Facility; and
• Consider the first reading of a text amendment to Chapter 18 of the Construction Board of Adjustment Procedures.