In its final meeting of 2014, the Alton City Council addressed a number of bookkeeping measures, including the approval of a new tax levy.  The levy for the period from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 comes in at just under $6.9-million, which is roughly 4.9% higher than last year. 

Police and fire pension funds remain two of the biggest portions being accounted for.  Aldermen also voted to abate nearly $12-million in General Obligation Bonds from previous years.  The council won’t meet again until January 14, 2015.


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