Levy rates for city approved

WEIRTON – Weirton City Council convened for a special session Tuesday and unanimously passed a resolution for the city’s official levy rates for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

The rates are set as follows: Class I, personal property and public utility, $0.125 per $100; Class II, real estate and personal property, $0.25 per $100; and Class IV, real estate, personal property and public utility, $0.5 per $100. The net amount to be raised by levy of property taxes for budget purposes is $2,369,509.

Mayor George Kondik issued a proclamation stating that Weirton will “Paint the Town Purple” for cancer awareness from May 1 to June 7. Windows across the city will be decorated with a purple theme to support Relay for Life as well as other programs that work to raise cancer awareness and prevention efforts. City officials encouraged business owners and residents to participate.

In other business, Kondik proclaimed that May will be Fair Housing Month in the city to promote equal opportunity housing and community housing efforts.

(Dalrymple can be contacted at sdalrymple@heraldstaronline.com)