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Council to vote on $15 vehicle tax

The ordinances on tonight’s Ironton City Council agenda are all second and third readings.

Three proposals that will each put a $5 tax on every licensed vehicle and trailers in the city will get third reading and then the council will vote on them.

The money raised from the fees would be only for roads, not for equipment or other projects.

The council will have second readings on several ordinances regarding development in and around the Gateway Centre development project including vacating a couple of alleys, amending the zoning around the site, and submitting for block grants to fix the streets around it. All of it is part of Phase 2 of the development project.

The council had previously voted to submit an application for Economic Development Community Block Grants for the Gateway Centre development so the city can work on street and parking infrastructure to include the building of a Marriott Towneplace Suites across the street from the Holiday Inn Express.

In communications, Mayor Katrina Keith is recommending that three people, Jodi Rowe-Collins, Ralph Kline and Jay Zornes be reappointed to the Planning Commission Board.

In resolutions, there is one, which is to create an asset forfeiture trust fund.

The Ironton City Council meets at 6 p.m. on the third floor of the city center.