The Boardman City Council adopted the 2019-2020 city budget of $21,218,787 and the Urban Renewal Agency adopted their 2019-2020 budget of $3,063,000.
The action took place at Tuesday’s council meeting.
City property taxes will be levied at a rate of $4.2114 per $1,000 of assessed valuation and $410,000 will be levied for bonded indebtedness not subject to Measure 5 or Measure 50 limitations.
City Budget Officer Thomas Kligel said the city will close the 2018-2019 fiscal year on a highly positive note with the completion of four major capital projects, which includes a new water main, street upgrades on Faler and Olson Road, and the creation of water service to the Laurel Lane area.
The focus for 2019-2020 will be to support continued housing development started in the previous years, additionally, activity in city road maintenance and to be proactive in the continued development of the Urban Renewal District’s projected long-term capital projects.
In other city business, the council approved allowing the Pirate football program the use of the soccer fields along N.E. Front Street for Saturday games. The league intends on improving the field for a multi-sport usage to include bleachers and multi-purpose goals. They will come back to the council with detailed plans at the next city council meeting.
The council approved upgrading the police department’s radio system with encryption technology. The council also approved closing city hall on Friday, July 5.
The next meeting of the Boardman City Council will be Tuesday, July 2 at 7 p.m.