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Council to hear comments on changes to tax ordinance

FOREST PARK — City Council is expected to vote tonight on changes to the ordinance governing the collection of the occupational business tax.

According to the agenda, the council will hear comments on the issue during a public hearing held within the 7 p.m. meeting at City Hall. The agenda states the council is considering an amendment to “update the methods for determining the amount of said taxes.”

Depending on the type of services offered by the businesses, the tax is paid based on gross receipts or the number of employees.

In other Council business, members are expected to vote to execute an intergovernmental license agreement with Clayton County Public Schools for the use of Kiwanis Stadium and concession stand during football season. The city plans to charge the schools $100 for each use of the field and $50 for each use of the concession stand.

The dates are Sept. 5, 11, 18 and 25; and Oct. 2 and 11.

Council’s work session starts at 6:30 p.m. with the regular session starting at 7 p.m. Residents who want to address the board are required to sign up before the meeting starts. They are given three minutes to talk about any issue they want.

Council meets the first and third Monday of every month. However, the first Monday meeting for September has been re-scheduled to Tuesday, Sept. 4, because of the Labor Day holiday.