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Higher tax rate proposed in Goodrich

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City of GoodrichBy Brian Besch
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The City of Goodrich proposed a new tax rate and set plans for holiday celebrations at their regular meeting for August Tuesday in Goodrich City Hall.

A new tax rate was proposed for 2023. The new rate will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations by 27.17% over last year’s tax rate. That means a home valued at $100,000 can expect to pay about an additional $14.90.

Richard Booth and Mary Orozco were removed as check signers, with both unable to make meetings on a regular basis due to health concerns. Karen Harrell and Debra Rademacher were designated as new check signees. Goodrich Mayor Kelly Nelson will remain as a signee in case of emergency.

City Secretary Felicia Garrett plans to speak with Pro Star Waste manager Casey Valderez about the difference in the trash payment amount and should have a report in September’s meeting.

The date for the city’s annual Halloween Trunk-or-Treat drive-thru has been set for Saturday, Oct. 28, at Goodrich City Hall. The time that afternoon will be 5-7 p.m.

Goodrich’s annual Christmas Market Day and Lighted Parade will again be scheduled for the first weekend in December. This year’s festivities are to be Saturday, Dec. 2. The age limit for the bike giveaway will be 10 years of age and under. City council members agreed to send letters to sponsors for the bike/toy giveaway starting Sept. 1. Council members agreed on the purchase of additional flags to be put out for the holiday season, in addition to the purchase of a banner for the Christmas Market Day and Lighted Parade festivities.

The date for the city’s Christmas party was set for Friday, Dec. 15, however, the time and menu is yet to be determined.

Mayor Kelly Nelson informed the council that the Goodrich Volunteer Fire Department will hold their fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Goodrich City Hall. Council members agreed to give a monetary donation from the City of Goodrich to the Goodrich VFD.

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