|Sharon mayor, aldermen approve 2014 budget |
|Posted: Friday, June 14, 2013 9:29 am |
|By JOE LOFARO |
Special to The Press
SHARON — The City of Sharon Mayor and Board of Aldermen passed its 2014 budget Tuesday night and the state certified tax rate is $1.6337 per $100 of assessed value.
The new budget was passed Tuesday night when the board met at City Hall for its public hearing and second reading.
The $1.63 tax rate is the same as it was a year ago and the same as it has been for the past three years.
“We stayed in the black and the tax rate will be the same,” Sharon Mayor Monroe Ary said. “We have a good city recorder who pinches pennies, and a city board that does a good job of keeping an eye on things.”
The board met Monday night and decided to interview three candidates, David Andrews Jr., Jeff Matthews and Jason Edwards, for the vacant police chief’s job. The interviews are set to begin at 7 tonight (Thursday) at city hall.
The new police chief, who will make $30,000 a year, will replace Jerry Wilson, who resigned in March.
In other action the board voted unanimously to rehire city recorded Donna Strickland for another year.
“Times have changed,” Strickland said. “The biggest change I have seen has been technology.”
Strickland was first hired by the city in 1999.
The city board also decided to hire the auditing firm of Alexander, Thompson and Arnold, PLLC for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013; and tabled an ordinance to establish and updated Occupational Safety and Health program plan.
The city board will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 15 because of the Fourth of July holiday.
(Published in The Press on 6.13.13)