December 16, 2013

Palouse City Council
Special Council Meeting
December 16, 2013

CALL TO ORDER: Mayor Echanove called the Council Meeting to order at 7:03 PM.

ROLL CALL: Council members present: Senja Estes; Bo Ossinger; Norm Schorzman; Rick Wekenman; Connie Newman (7:06). Absent: Tim Jones. Also present: Joyce Beeson, Clerk-Treasurer. Public present: Mary Estes.

Ordinance No. 912 adopting property tax increase for 2014 for the Ems levy: Mayor read aloud the ordinance in its entirety and again by title only. This ordinance allows a 1% increase in the property tax levy, and increases allowed for new construction and state-assessed property values. Councilmember Wekenman asked if this ordinance is something we consider every year. C-T Beeson explained that we haven’t had an ordinance for allowable increases to EMS for 2 years since it was on the ballot and stayed at the limit of .50/$1,000. Councilmember Ossinger MOVED to adopt ordinance No. 912. Councilmember Wekenman seconded and the motion carried with one nay vote from Councilmember Schorzman.

ADJOURN: Councilmember Newman MOVED to adjourn. Councilmember Estes seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously. The council meeting adjourned at 7:10 PM.

APPROVED: ________________________________ ATTEST: ________________________________