City Council will meet Monday evening, but prior to that at 5:30 p.m. there will be a pre-construction meeting on the Merchant and Spencer Street repairs at city hall. The meeting will last about an hour. Residents of Merchant and Spencer Streets are encouraged to attend.
At 7:00 p.m. The Jobs and economic development committee will meet to look at two items. First is a resolution stating the city's continued support for Fair Housing. The second item is a presentation from regional planning on projects for the Formula Grant.
At 7:30 p.m. City council will meet will vote on two changes to the city tax code. The most controversial by far is the proposed change to the income tax credit for residents of the city who work in another municipality from a 100% credit to a 50% credit.
The debate has centered around two arguments. Those in favor see it as a necessary change to increase revenue for the city, while those opposed feel it is an addition tax charged to individuals living in Marion and working elsewhere.
City council will also vote on making filing income tax returns with the city mandatory, and whether or not to make Council St. a one-way street running westbound.
In new business, Council will consider a resolution to confirm appointments to the Airport Commission by Mayor Scott Schertzer, and an ordinance to enter into contract with Helms and Sons Excavating for the May Street Sewer improvement Project.
Again these meeting will take place Monday evening starting with a pre-construction meet for Merchant and Spencer streets at 5:30 p.m., Jobs and Economic Development at 7 p.m. and City council at 7:30 p.m. Those meeting will all take place on the second floor of city hall.