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Hawesville approves two ordinances

A light agenda greeted members of the Hawesville City Council at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday evening. Two items were on the agenda: an ordinance to set the city’s tax rates, and an ordinance to close a street.

The city council kept the city’s ad valorem tax rates the same as last year. The city kept the real estate property tax rate the same at 39.4-cents per $100 of assessed valuation; the personal property tax rate remained unchanged at 75-cents per $100 of assessed valuation and the vehicle tax rate stayed at 41.28-cents per $100 of assessed valuation.

Also, the council passed the ordinance to close part of Upper Monroe Street in Hawesville. The long abandoned road had overgrown and was no longer passable. All of the affected property owners adjacent to the roadway agreed to the closure, with the property owners on each side of the roadway receiving half of the 50 foot wide strip of land containing the road. The closed portion of the road starts where the road joins Jennings Street and stretches 250 feet in a generally north-south direction.

By Ralph Dickerson

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