Week in Overview: Attainable cemetery enlargement, no demise penalty, Killeen funds and extra – The Killeen Every day Herald
Officers plan to develop Killeen Metropolis Cemetery, spokeswoman says
With 9,500 folks buried at Killeen Metropolis Cemetery and remaining plots offered, the property has run out of land however could purchase extra.
Killeen spokeswoman Janell Ford stated final week town has plans to develop on current property however declined to say how a lot land could also be wanted, whether or not town owns it or which property is being thought-about.
The Herald reported on Aug. 24 that metropolis officers stated the cemetery is on 51 acres — 29 of that are used for 10,000 plots. One other 22 acres is used for roads and walkways and a pavilion, upkeep constructing and major workplace.
Killeen resident Marvin Man not dealing with demise penalty
The Bell County District Lawyer’s Workplace determined to waive the demise penalty as a doable punishment for a person accused of taking pictures and killing a Killeen police officer throughout a no-knock raid greater than eight years in the past.
Again in September of 2014, the DA’s Workplace introduced that it will search probably the most extreme punishment for Marvin Louis Man, based on a Herald story revealed on-line on Sept. 4, 2014.
On Sept. 9, the state filed a movement to waive the demise penalty on this case. Now, if convicted of capital homicide, Man could be sentenced to life in jail.
Man, 57, was booked into jail on Could 10, 2014. He was being held on Wednesday in lieu of bonds totaling $4 million on 4 capital felony costs, together with capital homicide of a peace officer.
Killeen Metropolis Council members unanimously OK funds
In a unanimous vote final week, Killeen Metropolis Council members permitted a common fund funds of about $112 million for the brand new fiscal yr with no dialogue.
That is a rise of about $6 million from the present funds — about in keeping with inflation. Gross sales taxes and property taxes are up over final yr by $3.4 million and $3.5 million, respectively.
With all different funds mixed — public security, water and sewer utilities, stable waste utility, financial and group improvement, debt service, common authorities, tradition and recreation, transportation and streets, airport and drainage utility — the entire funds is about $265 million.
This fiscal yr, the tax fee is 70.04 cents. However on Tuesday, council members set the tax fee for the 2022-23 fiscal yr at 62.33 cents per $100 valuation and ratified the property-tax income improve of $3.5 million, with Councilwoman Nina Cobb voting towards each objects.
Harker Heights approves new tax fee, Chaparral mission at Tuesday assembly
Harker Heights taxpayers can count on a property tax fee of 58 cents per $100 valuation after the Metropolis Council voted unanimously to approve the brand new fee at its common assembly at Metropolis Corridor on Tuesday.
Total, the tax fee is comprised of 45.11 cents for upkeep and operations and 12.89 cents for debt service, professionally known as curiosity and sinking.
The brand new levy is roughly 1.99% increased than the 2021-22 tax fee, based on the ordinance handed Tuesday night time. The present tax fee is 65.19 cents per $100 valuation. The common dwelling price $100,000 in Harker Heights can pay roughly $8.80 extra in taxes this yr, the ordinance reads.
Cove cell dwelling park residents taken on wild water journey
Members of a Copperas Cove cell dwelling park had been with out water for 2 days after town stated it investigated a sewage spill.
The sewage, which backed up right into a waterway, posed such a well being danger that town shut off water to the Cedar Grove Manufactured House Neighborhood.
Although work was not full to restore the defective pumps on the cell dwelling park, town deemed the issue mitigated sufficient to revive water service to them.
The town shut off water Tuesday and turned it again on Thursday.
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