Verona aldermen approved setting the tax rate for the city at .7581, which is the same as last year's rate, at the August meeting of the Verona City Council.
The tax levy is based on an assessed valuation of $12,336,940 and will generate approximately $93,526 for the general revenue fund.
City Clerk Julie Ruscha noted an anticipated increase in general revenue due to reassessment of property values, new construction and property improvements.
The tax rate is also at the ceiling set by Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich for the 2011 year.
In other business, aldermen announced the winning bid for the 1956 fire truck offered for sale on eBay. Gary Lamb, of Tennessee, offered $4,050 for the unit. Lamb offered an additional $750 for several pieces of equipment that were onboard the unit.
Aldermen reviewed the city employee handbook and approved changing the guidelines concerning full- and part-time employees. Anyone working 30 hours or more in a week is now considered full time and eligible for insurance and other benefits.
Mayor Lloyd Airrington reported several old bicycles at the city's sewer plant and suggested aldermen approve donating them to an organization that would accept them.
Alderman Barbara Allen requested council members consider developing a "Verona Community Marketing Time," which would allow residents to buy, sell, trade or barter homegrown and handcrafted items. It was the consensus of the council to have Allen locate people interested in serving on a committee to be appointed at the next regular council meeting on Sept. 27.
* Approved Dustin Thomas to serve as a volunteer firefighter.
* Voted to place a lien in the amount of $550 on property located at 584 Browning St. for work completed by city employees to clear the lot.
* Approved Police Officer Scott Tidyman's application for a local law enforcement block grant that requires a 10 percent match from the city.
* Set Saturday, Sept. 27, as the date of the city-wide garage sale.
* Voted to advertise the city's open building inspector position.
The next regular meeting of the Verona City Council will take place at 7 p.m. on Sept. 27 at City Hall.