Posted at: 09/24/2012 10:57 PM
Updated at: 09/24/2012 11:01 PM
By: Naomi Pescovitz
Roseville City Council Passes Bond Plan; Paves Way for Tax Increase
In a 3 to 2 vote Monday night, the Roseville City Council passed a $17 million bond proposal that will help pay for a new fire station and park improvements.
Debt service on those bonds also paves the way for a property tax increase. Based on a preliminary tax levy for 2013, Roseville property owners will see a 15.8 percent increase in city property taxes next year, most of which will come from the bond proposal. A typical Roseville homeowner will pay $55 more a year.
"I just think that it's kind of a gross negligence on anybody's part that decided to push this down our throats, and I would ask anybody who did this to resign," said Roseville resident Greg Ryan during the meeting Monday night.
Several residents spoke out against the proposal during the public comment portion of the meeting. One resident continued to ask questions after public comment ended and was asked to leave Council Chambers.
Roseville's new fire station will consolidate the City's three former stations into one new building. Mayor Dan Roe said response times had improved since the consolidation began.
There will be a bid opening for the bonds on October 22nd.