Palmyra city officials opted to keep their tax rate unchanged for the upcoming fiscal year, as rapid changes occurred in the Warren Head Business Park and began to unfold throughout the city.

Palmyra city officials opted to keep their tax rate unchanged for the upcoming fiscal year, as rapid changes occurred in the Warren Head Business Park and began to unfold throughout the city.

Street Commissioner Lynn Smith reported that contract details were being ironed out with Chester Bross Construction, and the expected total to resurface several city streets — including asphalt, use of a milling machine and other equipment — should be below the $150,000 maximum amount previously authorized by City Council members. Smith said construction of the south side of the business park's new street began Thursday, Aug. 9. Council member Ken Sheputis said the House Committee agreed to have Klingner and Associates survey the former police station to see if a central wall could safely be removed for future use of the building.

In other business:

City Attorney Chase Hickman delivered the first reading for the tax rate, along with a bill that would set an ordinance in place to approve the plat of the Warren Head Business Park subdivision.

Police Chief Eddie Bogue requested permission to apply for a $9,999.99 block grant for three portable radios, shoulder microphones and chargers. The new equipment would interface with existing radio equipment if the grant is approved.

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