Smiley selects effective rate


Smiley City Council voted 4-1 to propose the effective tax rate of $0.3827 per $100 of valuation to be adopted for fiscal year 2019-20. Councilperson Linda Warzecha was the one dissenter.

The effective rate, also known as the no new taxes rate, is the calculated rate that would provide the roughly the same amount of tax revenue as the previous year.

If the effective rate is adopted, the city’s tax levy would be $31,335. A public hearing on the proposed rate is scheduled for Sept. 19.