When the city prepares its annual budget an estimated mill levy is produced. The actual mill levy is set by the County Clerk. The image below shows a history of the mill levy since 2003, as well as a chart that shows the water and sewer fund debt. Click on the image to enlarge it.
Adam Taylor resigned from the city commission effective July 20, 2018. His departure created a vacancy, and how to fill a city commission vacancy is addressed in St. Marys City Code, Article 2, Section 1-204 as seen below:
At the July 17, 2018 city commission meeting Commissioner Awerkamp announced that he was going to seek appointment to the vacant seat. He submitted the following letter to the city commission:
At the August 7, 2018 city commission meeting Francis Awerkamp was appointed to the seat formerly held by Adam Taylor on a 3-0 vote, with Awerkamp Abstaining. His appointment created a new vacancy, as Awerkamp gave up his seat to accept Taylor's.
Awerkamp removed himself from the City Commission to wait to be sworn-in.
Awerkamp's vacated seat is also subject to St. Marys City Code, Article 2, Section 1-204 as seen above.
The three remaining commissioners then appointed John-Paul Rutledge on a 3-0 vote with Commissioner Murtha making the nomination and motion, and Murtha, Bryan, and Binsfeld voting in favor..
Awerkamp and Rutledge were sworn-in and the city commission reorganized with Joe Bryan being appointed Mayor, and Richard Binsfeld being appointed Vice-Mayor.
Les Gordon tells me that last night after fire training class he simply turned his radio back on and that set off the storm sirens. He is going to Manhattan to get his radio worked on...
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