The city, under the auspices of health and welfare, are working to tax each and every rental unit (home or apartment unit) $55/year.
The revenue generated by this tax will be estimated at $350,000 per year.
It was stated by Mike Haack, director of Community Development, that the revenue would cover the cost of two full time employees’ and one part time employee with roughly $48,000 of revenue generated from the program for every year. Additionally, the owner will be required to allow the city to enter the dwelling and inspect it every three years, regardless whether it is a residential home or apartment.
At the same meeting, council voted to approve an amnesty program by building permit violators.