Posted Online: Dec. 12, 2012, 10:46 pm

Woodhull raises tax levy by 2 percent

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By Sherrie Taylor

WOODHULL — The village board approved a tax levy of $57,650 Monday, up just over 2 percent from last year.

Officials attributed the increase to an increase in the village's overall assessed valuation.

The board also approved an employee insurance plan that will cost the village about $636 a month per employee, down more than $7,000 from last year. Itwill go into effect by Jan. 1.

In other business, the board:
- Approved salaries and pay increases for village employees. Full-time employees will get a 2 percent pay increase. Water superintendent Jeff McCready's base salary will be $46,167; street superintendent Wayne Milena's will be $39,563; and Police Chief Clayton Brendal's will be $36,414.

Part-time police will receive $14.50 an hour, a 25-cent increase. Getting a $40 a month increase are village treasurer Barb Lutrell, who will receive $640 a month; water clerk Deb Krueger, who will be paid $500 a month; and village clerk Jacki Beck, who will get $400 a month.

Any part-time summer help and maintenance worker will be paid $8.50 an hour, a 25-cent an hour increase.

Full-time employees will receive a $100 holiday bonus and part-timers will receive $50.

- Learned an additional $2,400 has been added to the Veterans' Memorial account and discussed placing a time capsule at the site.

- Said village officials would talk with Pilot representatives next week about Pilot's request to have video gaming at their business.

The board also discussed ways to get resident input on video gaming.