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Town of Porter to consider raising CCD tax rate

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The Porter Town Council will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Porter Town Hall, 303 Franklin St., following the meetings of the Town Stormwater Management Board and the Redevelopment Commission.

The Council will discuss an ordinance to increase the Town’s cumulative capital development tax rate to four cents ($.04) per $100 of assessed valuation. CCD funds are used mainly for constructing and repairing streets, sidewalks, sewers or purchasing equipment to be used by the Town.

The ordinance states that there is a need to re-establish the CCD tax rate for reasons stated in Indiana Code 36-9-15.5. The rate would apply to 2017 pay 2018 taxes.

A public hearing and adoption for the rate will not be held Tuesday but a hearing is scheduled for the Council’s March 28 meeting.

In old business, the Council will hold second readings for four ordinances establishing funds to match the State’s Community Crossings grant program. The four funds proposed are a Local Roads and Bridge Fund, a Rainy Day Local Roads and Bridge restricted fund, a Rainy Day Major Moves restricted fund and a Rainy Day Motor Vehicle Highway restricted fund.

A second reading will also be taken for an ordinance allowing compensation for Town Boards and Commissions.

The Council will hear reports by department heads, Clerk-Treasurer Carol Pomeroy and Attorney Greg Sobkowski.

Stormwater Bd.

The Stormwater Board will meet at 5 p.m. with a report by Public Works Director Brenda Brueckheimer and updates from Director of Development and Building Commissioner Michael Barry.


At 6 p.m., the Porter RDC will vote on a change order for the Town’s paving project and a final pay request. It will also discuss a donation to Yost Elementary School. Barry will give a report as the Director of Development and another report will be made by the Town attorney.




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