Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a 2012 property tax rate of $0.665232 per $100 valuation.
The rate was adopted through several motions, all approved unanimously, with one motion designating revenues from $0.483154 per $100 valuation of the tax rate for operations and maintenance of the city, and another motion designating revenues from $0.182078 per $100 for payments on the city’s bonded indebtedness.
The rate reflects an increase of 2.4 percent over the effective tax rate of $0.649642 per $100 valuation.
The city council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution increasing the city’s hotel occupancy tax rate from 6.5 percent to 7 percent. The city council had approved the increase on October 2, but required a resolution to formally adopt the change.
The city council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution to remove Muscovy Ducks from protected status. The change allows the city to remove the ducks, which have been considered a nuisance.
The city council voted 4-2, with Laura Davis and Don Holbrook opposed, to adopt a resolution changing the Open Space, Beautification and Preservation Committee’s name to the Open Space and Trails Committee.
The city council voted unanimously to award a $118,800 contract to Solids Recovery Services, Inc. for the disposal of municipal sludge.
The city council voted unanimously to cancel the November 20 and December 18 city council meetings unless it is determined that items require a second meeting of the month. The January meeting dates were also changed to January 8 and 22.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Council Member Thom Kolupski was absent. Agenda