City Council Meetings

The City of Simonton has regular City Council meetings on the third Tuesday of each month as well as “special” meetings such as workshops and off-schedule meetings. The agendas for all meetings must be posted 72 hours in advance.

No City Council Meeting for November 15th, 2022

City Fails to Call a “Regular” November City Council Meeting The City of Simonton did not post their “regular” monthly meeting agenda for the meeting that had been expected to be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. Consequently, it appears that they will not hold a regular business meeting this month. No cancellation notice was …

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What I learned about Simonton’s GIS Commitment – Some is good and some is not so good.

“GIS” – What is it, and what it does. Will the benefit outweigh the “Big Brother” risk? The City Council has refused to discuss the “GIS Mapping” issue publicly and there’s no reason for it. “GIS” is short for “Geographical Information System” and it is used every day by governments and businesses to visualize and …

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What’s “Buried” in the Consent Agenda? Information Revealed

What’s “Buried” in the Consent Agenda? Information Revealed On the “Consent Agenda” again for the City Council Meeting 11-01-2022 At the City Council Meeting held improperly on October 18, 2022, the City Council had been provided the documentation about three of the four items that had effectively been “buried” in the “Consent Agenda”. The public …

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Redux: City Council Meeting, Tuesday November 1, 2022 at 6:30 pm, All Over Again

Redux: City Council Meeting to be “Re-Held” Tuesday November 1, 2022 at 6:30 pm. Correction: The City Attorney was listed on the agenda and anticipated to be present in the meeting. But, since the Mayor did not poll the virtual attendees, it is unclear as to whether the City Attorney was actually present at the …

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City Council Votes to Approve Massive Property Tax Increase, Denies Improprieties

City Council Votes to Approve Massive Property Tax Increase, Denies Improprieties At their August 20, 2022 City Council Meeting, the City Council voted to approve the largest single increase in property tax in the city’s history. Weighing in at 136%, the city will raise a total of $499,999. This amount includes an additional $290,235 over …

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City Council Meeting and Budget Hearing, Tuesday September 20, 2022 at 6:30 pm.

City Council Meeting and Budget Hearing, Tuesday September 20, 2022 at 6:30 pm. Click HERE for the City Council Meeting Agenda Click HERE for the Proposed City Budget The City Council for the City of Simonton will hold a two-part City Council meeting on September 20, 2022.  The first portion of the meeting will be …

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What’s Up with Meeting Announcements, Agendas, and Postings?

What’s Up with Simonton Agenda Notices and Meeting Postings? Simonton’s Agenda Page as of 09-16-2022, 3:50 pm. Agenda is not yet posted. UPDATE: The City has posted their agenda for the meeting to be held on September 20, 2022 at 6:30 PM. The City Secretary attested that she posted the notice September 16, 2022 at 3:00 …

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City Approves Huge Tax Rate Hike

The City of Simonton Doubles the Property Tax Rate To learn about potential petition opportunities, skip to the bottom of this article. Links provided. At the September 8, 2022 Special City Council meeting, the Council approved a doubling of local property taxes by raising the property tax from .219189/$100 valuation to .443954/$100 valuation.  As a …

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