Hazelwood City Council approved the measure at Wednesday's council meeting. The proposed rates and fee were introduced at the Aug. 21 Hazelwood City Council meeting. A public meeting was held prior to the hearing, at which no one spoke for or against the set rates.
At the hearing, the interim city manager, Bob Frank, said the City of Hazelwood’s total assessed valuation is $559,698,455 for 2013. Of that, $60,000,000 encompasses tax increment finance (TIF) areas.
Frank, who mentioned the city is ranked 11 of 90 cities in the St. Louis County, said with 2013 being a reassessment year the rates could be changed should the Hazelwood Board of Equalization make that determination.
City council approved Frank's recommendation to keep the 2013 tax rates unchanged from 2012 set amount at a total of 10.2 percent. The means the residential real estate tax will at the maximum of $.767 per $100. The commercial real estate tax will remain at the maximum of $.77 per $100, and the agricultural real estate tax will stay at the maximum of $.778 per $100. Personal property tax will stay at $.754 per $100.
The sewer lateral service line repair fee will remain at $5, although the maximum voter approved levy for the fee is $28. The City of Hazelwood remains one of the lower sewer lateral line fees in the county.
Frank said residents will see no change on their
real estate tax bill from Hazelwood taxes. That's Hazelwood taxes; the annual bill includes 10.5 percent Special School District of St. Louis County tax, a 64.2 percent Hazelwood School District tax, a 6.1 percent in St. Louis County tax, and 9 percent in