Anna Council discusses sales tax referendum at Tuesday night meeting

An upcoming referendum that would allow the City of Anna to increase sales tax dominated discussion at Tuesday night's Anna City Council meeting.

Mayor Steve Hartline explained that the increase would amount to "only 25 cents for each $100 spent in Anna" and could help prevent a significant property tax increase.

More information  about the Feb. 2 referendum will be outlined by the mayor and council during a special meeting set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at city hall.

The meeting was set to inform city employees of the proposal but is open to all.

In other business the council discussed changes to the city's liquor ordinance for future action.

Under consideration is the addition of three more licenses in the package sales and restaurant category.

Council members indicated that no changes are to be made in the number of bar and club licenses, operating hours or days on which liquor may be sold.

City administrator Steve Guined reported that work is beginning on a new budget and at a meeting next month he will provide a detailed progress report on major projects in Anna.

The biggest project set for 2010 will be relocation of a portion of Market Street near city hall. It is set for completion during the coming summer or fall.

Work continues at the Anna Business Park where a road has been completed and sewer lines are set for completion prior to the opening of a new bowling alley in coming months.

The council approved a $500 donation to the Union County Recreational Corporation.

The corporation is planning to build a new recreational complex along Brady Mill Road.

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