(AUDUBON) Audubon city property taxpayers will notice a decrease in their tax rate.
Audubon City Clerk Lora Hansen said their current tax levy is $19.28 per thousand dollars valuation and next year it will be down to $17.74 per thousand dollars of valuation. Hansen said the tax levy is down because they refinanced one of their bond issues which lowered the interest rate. A budget hearing will be held on March 11th at 7:00 pm.
In other activity, the City Council approved an application to the Iowa DOT Safe Routes to School program to apply for grant funds to update some of the city sidewalks to make them safer to walk on to school. The Safe Route to School program is a rising international effort to increase safety and promote walking and bicycling to school.