Capital improvement plan, social media policy among agenda items for City Council at March 8 meeting

The Philomath City Council will take a look at capital improvement projects, utility rates, the general fund fee, a proposed transient lodging tax and the city’s social media policy during a virtual meeting at 7 p.m. Monday.

The capital improvement plan serves as the planning document for allocating budget funds for projects in the 2021-22 fiscal year. The Public Works Committee reviewed the document last month.

The utility rates discussion covers water, sewer, streets and the storm drain system, and the general fund fee was established to help the city survive budgetary challenges.

The council will consider setting a public hearing date for the transient lodging tax, which is proposed to be 9% to fund future investments in tourism.

A proposed social media policy has resulted out of an ongoing discussion, most recently in a work session.

The agenda also includes committee, councilor and staff reports.

The public hearing will be held through Zoom. Those participating will be provided with a link prior to the meeting. Others can watch the live feed of the meeting on the city’s Facebook page.

Preceding the regular meeting, councilors are scheduled to meet for a work session at 5:30 p.m., to discuss system development charge methodologies.

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