The Denison City Council will hold preliminary discussions regarding the proposed budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday at Denison City Hall. The proposed budget would include nearly $24.24 million in expenses and a one cent property tax rate decrease, bringing the city’s rate to 63.3377 cents for each $100 of assessed value.
In a separate action, the council is expected to call for a public hearing regarding an increase to the city’s tax revenue. Despite the decrease to the tax rate, the city is expected to see a tax revenue increase of $459,835 over last year’s totals.
Other items that will be discussed include:
• a conditional use permit request for warehouse/mini-storage in a commercial district for a property at 3801 W. Pottsboro Rd.;
• a request for zoning change from agriculture to commercial for a property located at the northwest corner of Stafford Drive and U.S. Highway 75;
• a conditional use permit request for warehouse/mini-storage in a commercial district for a property located at the northwest corner of Stafford Drive and U.S. Highway 75;
• an ordinance amending city code regarding single family homes and the city’s zoning ordinance to allow application of district requirements to properties which have not previously been platted;
• a hearing on an ordinance regarding regulations for household care facilities, rehabilitation care facilities, independent living, assisted living and related types of housing and care for persons with disabilities, persons on conditional release or parole and seniors;
• an ordinance amending Denison code regarding reasonable accommodation for housing for persons with disabilities;
• an ordinance amending Denison code regarding the sales and display of antique and performance vehicles;
• an ordinance amending Denison code regarding food truck parks;
• a report from the building official on unsafe conditions posted at a structure at 427 E. Gandy; and
• a report from the building official on unsafe conditions posted at a structure 605 E. Woodard.
In a closed, executive session, the council is expected to discuss contemplated litigation regarding 715 W. Sears and Boatright v. city of Denison. The council will then reconvene in open session to take any necessary action.