Jefferson leaders are considering a tax hike to pay for higher employee salaries and other items.
At a meeting slated for Thursday, the Jefferson City Council will discuss a possible tax hike in part to pay for higher city salaries. Among the items on the agenda, the city will have a “discussion of a Tax increase to fund priority items.” In addition, the agenda says, “Cost of Living pay raise for City Employees for 2016 – No pay raises since 2013. Must do this even if it means tax increase.”
City officials are also slated to discuss the possibility of creating some kind of subsidized apartments around the area of the old police station for “redevelopment.”
“We need to tear down the old police station and use that land as a nucleus for some downtown lofts or condos in our Urban Redevelopment Area. This redevelopment then might spread west along Mahaffey Street to some of the old mill village homes and across the street to vacant property. We could put this property in the hands of the DDA for redevelopment.”
Under a “Political” discussion, the council plans to discuss “Citizen outreach (do not rely on print media)”