DeKalb’s Financial Advisory Committee met Wednesday night to discuss the draft of the city’s fiscal 2019 budget as well as the 2018 proposed tax levy, among other topics.
The committee expressed concerns that the City Council did not fully understand its recommendations after Monday’s discussion on the tax levy proposals.
“I’m a little frustrated that they continue to ignore decisions by the committee,” Mike Peddle, committee chairman, said.
This was after the council’s choice Monday to disregard the committee-recommended course of action and instead pursue alternate options which would not effect the tax rate.
Notably, homeowners’ bills still could change because of the city’s multiplier, said Molly Talkington, interim city manager and city finance director, in response to a resident’s comment regarding a rise in equalized assessed value of properties in the city.