Lexington City Board Passes General Budget with No Increase in Property Tax

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen for the City of Lexington met on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
Photo by: W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress

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The Board of Mayor and Aldermen for Lexington met in regular session on Tuesday evening, June 23, 2020, passing a balanced general budget with no increase to property taxes.

The board recessed at the end of the meeting and will reconvene at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 to vote on budgets for water and gas. The board approved a bid of $140,000.00 by Slurry Systems for a biosolids removal project at the water filter plant, and write-offs for delinquent accounts for Lexington Utilities in the amount of $3,974.06.

Surplus property for the Public Works Department, as well as policy updates for the Lexington Police and Fire Departments were also approved, as well as a USDA Resolution for a Community Facilities grant, a DRA grant, and an EDA grant. Lexington Mayor Jeff Griggs was successful in negotiating a land purchase of $15,000.00 from the Odle family for the Lift Station #33 project. Several residents from Cardinal Estates thanked him for his efforts, as the alternative site was along the north end of their subdivision. The sewer lift station project will cost about $1.2 million, and will…

For the complete story, see the July 1st edition of The Lexington Progress.

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