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Wood Heights OKs street tax proposition for April ballot

By Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News

Wood Heights city officials are hoping two upcoming tax propositions will help the community generate some much-needed revenue.

On Wednesday night at Wood Heights City Hall, the Board of Aldermen approved Ordinance No. 20140 to put a proposition for a tax levy for street maintenance and repairs on the April 8 ballot, pending the city attorney’s approval of how the proposition is written. The 4-0 vote was among several unanimous approvals made by the board during its monthly meeting.

If approved, the request – to be called Proposition 1 – would set the tax levy at 30 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. Alderman Francine Gray expressed confidence that voters would approve it. Since she has lived in Wood Heights, residents have complained about the town’s streets, Gray said.

“They want their streets cleaned when there’s snow,” she stated. “They want to be able to drive down … (them) without breaking their axles.”

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