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Taxes remain steady in Marseilles

Taxpayers in Marseilles can expect to pay around the same in taxes they’ve been paying.

Commissioner Bobby Kaminski announced the city was reducing its request slightly but will remain around what taxpayers already have been paying. He also noted the city’s equalized assessed valuation rose.

Mayor Jim Hollenbeck said he was glad to see the city could avoid raising taxes.

“We’re able to hold the line on taxes,” Hollenbeck said. “We’re pretty frugal on our spending and I think it’s always good when we can not increase our taxes.”

Motor fuel taxes may be useful for Fillebrown

The council also adopted a resolution for improvement under the Illinois Highway Code that requests $50,000 in motor fuel tax be available for use.

The money is only allowed for specific uses and will sit in the city’s coffers for small uses until construction begins on Fillebrown Street.

“That’s going to be quite a big project. One of our last ones in town that doesn’t have concrete and curbs and gutters,” Hollenbeck said.

In other business

The council noted:

• Residents should check weather reports and remove their vehicles from snow routes prior to snowfall. Landlords are encouraged to notify their tenants.

• Marseilles police will take 13 children to Walmart for the city’s Shop with a Cop program.

• Santa will have visiting hours from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at IV Cellular, 200 Riverfront Drive.

• The nationwide group Wreaths Across America will hang a wreath at the Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial at noon Saturday, Dec. 15.

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