Princeton City Council approves property tax levy, contracts for Calamity Jane Days

City Council

The Princeton City Council has approved a property tax levy of nearly 91 cents on the 100 dollars of assessed valuation which is down nearly three cents compared to last year.

Nearly 82 cents of the levy goes to general revenue and nearly nine cents on the 100 dollars goes to the band fund, which is used for entertainment.

The council approved two requests for service contracts for entertainment at the Calamity Jane Days Festival. The Hebrons Band is to be paid $525.00 to play just before the parade and later in the day as needed. The band includes Chuck Herdrick of Princeton and residents of the Des Moines area.

The other service contract is for Brooke Baker to be paid $100.00 for entertainment at the festival.

The council also approved a conflict of interest ordinance required by the state.

The council was to meet in closed session at to determine what to do about a fire damaged building on the square. The fire-damaged area continues to be blocked off.