City councilmen in White at their monthly meeting Monday approved a measure to set a millage of 20 mills and roll it back to zero, so residents will not pay property taxes. The action has occurred every year since 1985.
The first readings of two ordinance amendments also found approval from the council. One amendment was to the city's stormwater management ordinance. In addition to correcting typographical errors in the ordinance, the amendment adds a paragraph dealing with stormwater management inspections and maintenance agreements.
Under the added language, prior to the issuance of any final plat or certificate of occupancy, an applicant would be required to execute an inspection and maintenance agreement that would be binding on all subsequent owners of the site. The agreement would cover all drainage easements and stormwater management facilities. The city would be a signatory of the agreement and would have the power to enforce it.
The other approved amendment was to the soil erosion ordinance. City Attorney Boyd Pettit said the changes to it were minor but are needed to bring the city into compliance with state laws.
Pettit said that while the state was requiring cities to get into compliance by July 1, city officials could notify the state that they were in the process of making the needed changes.
Both amended ordinances could find final approval at the council's Tuesday, July 6, meeting -- councilmen moved next month's meeting date off the typical first Monday of the month due to the Independence Day holiday.