The Princeton City Council has approved a property tax rate of nearly 92 cents on the $100 for general purposes and 10 cents on the $100 for the band account which is used to fund entertainment. Those rates are the same as last year.
The Princeton Council approved requests from Donna Herdrich and Kelly Bertrand of the Princeton Chamber of Commerce for service contracts for musical entertainment for the Calamity Jane Festival and queen contest. Combined they total $2,100. The money comes from the band tax account.
The largest amounts---$500 dollars each---go to the Road Runners Band and the Ambassadors Polka Band.
$225 goes for a talent show which has 3 prizesâ€”$100, $75, and $50.
$200 dollars goes for a singing bee, which has prizes of $100, $75, and $25.
$100 each goes to school bands from Princeton, Mercer, and Trenton for performances in the Calamity Jane parade, $100 to the Princeton school drumline, $100 to the Princeton School District for musical entertainment after the parade, and Felicia Bertrand for singing at the Calamity Jane Festival. Another $50 went for music during the Calamity Jane queen contest.
The Princeton Council approved a request by Steve Mason, doing business as Chief's, to use a city lot for a beer garden during the Calamity Jane Festival.
Jeff Power, doing business as Jeff's Place, was approved for a caterer's permit for a beer garden at Jefferson and Water Streets during Calamity Jane Days.
The Princeton Council approved an ordinance dealing with conflicts of interest---something that's done annually.