A public listening to and first studying of Soddy Daisy’s funds for the fiscal yr starting July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022 passed off on the April 15 fee assembly. The funds consists of no property tax enhance. Metropolis Supervisor Burt Johnson informed the commissioners that the federal freeway mission retains getting handed from yr to yr and $3.5 million is once more included within the upcoming funds for that work. It will likely be performed with a grant that can pay 80 % of the price.
Soddy Daisy is accountable for $700,000. With it, Dayton Pike shall be repaved from one finish of the town limits to the opposite. That street was final paved in 2000.
The funds additionally consists of plenty of capital outlay objects, mentioned Mr. Johnson. New radios shall be purchased for the fireplace division, and three new patrol automobiles are deliberate for the police division. Dispatcher gear that’s 11 years previous may also be up to date. The town has cash accessible for the purchases with out borrowing.
A associated ordinance, which offers the income for all of the tasks included within the funds, additionally handed on an interim bases, pending receipt of the licensed price from the Hamilton County Assessor of Property. That price is unknown till mid-summer. As a result of the house values have gone up considerably, the licensed price is more likely to go down, mentioned Metropolis Legal professional Sam Elliott. When property values enhance, the tax price is lowered, in order that the property tax quantity that’s collected stays the identical because it has been because the final reappraisal 4 years in the past.
The commissioners accepted a bid of $22,200 to buy 17 rifles for the police. Buy of a brand new car that shall be utilized by each the police and hearth division was additionally authorised within the quantity of $17,970. A motorbike and a golf cart have been declared surplus from the police division, which is able to enable them to be bought on Compass Auctions. To this point this yr the sale of surplus gear from the town has introduced in $62,947 with cost of a number of different objects nonetheless excellent, mentioned Police Chief Mike Sneed.
Chief Sneed gave statistics from his division from the month of March. He mentioned there have been 164 fees for the month together with 40 drug arrests and 5 arrests for DUI. There have been 35 instances reported to the police throughout March together with 15 associated to thefts and 5 involving vandalism. There have been 4 burglaries and 11 assaults. Officers made 500 visitors stops in March and tried to serve 27 warrants. Of those, 14 instances have been cleared. The chief mentioned he has been seeing a shift to extra minor thefts from the extra main ones.
The fee gave the town supervisor authority to enter into a brand new contract with Johnson, Murphey and Wright for audit providers for the quantity of $25,760.
The Soddy Daisy Traditional softball match had been moved exterior of the town in recent times. Soddy Daisy has performed main renovations to the softball fields this yr and it has paid off with the match transferring again to the town indefinitely, reported Commissioner Gene Shipley.
It was famous that within the month of March, Soddy Daisy acquired $2.3 million in constructing permits.
Nate Sanden, group volunteer and organizer of the brand new group Maintain Soddy Daisy Lovely, up to date the commissioners on progress they’ve made. He mentioned to date the residents group has gathered 162 baggage of rubbish and located 63 tires alongside the roads they’ve cleaned up. He gave a reminder that this coming Saturday the group will meet at Sequoyah Excessive College at 9 a.m. The aim that day shall be to choose up trash on Sequoyah and Lovell Roads. Vice Mayor Robert Cothran thanked Mr. Sanden for the clean-up work that his group has been doing and he mentioned it seems that their work has spurred others to hitch in.