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City Council approves three second readings 22 Jun 2015

Council votes to put all all funds from payroll tax into general fund.

By Ed Waggener

In a very brief special called meeting at 5:30pmCT, Monday, June 22, 2015, the Columbia City Council approved second readings for three budget related ordinances:
  1. An ordinance placing all revenues being received from the Occupational Tax/Payroll tax into the City's General Fund, retroactive to January 1, 2015. The vote, on a motion by Council Member Ron Rogers, with a second by Linda Waggener, was 3-2, with Council Member Craig Lasley voting for the ordinance, and Council Members Craig Dean and Charles Grimsley voting no. Council Member Mark Harris did not attend the meeting.

  2. An ordinance amending the current fiscal year budget, July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. The vote was 4-1, with Rogers, Dean, Lasley and Waggener voting for the ordinance and Council Member Charles Grimsley voting no.

  3. An ordinance adopting the City of Columbia Annual Budget for the coming Fiscal Year, July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. The vote was 4-1, with Rogers, Dean, Lasley and Waggener voting for the ordinance and Council Member Charles Grimsley voting no.
Mayor Curtis Hardwick presided. City Clerk Rhonda Loy recorded the meeting. City Attorney gave the second readings. Also present, in addition to previously named, were Sgt. Jr. Murphy of the Columbia Police Department, Adair County Deputy County Judge Executive Holly Grimsley, and members of the media.

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