North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

April 22, 2013

Kimberly passes sales-tax increase

By Robert Carter
North Jefferson News

KIMBERLY — The Kimberly City Council has joined most other neighboring cities by raising its sales tax rate to four percent.

The hike was passed unanimously in the council's regular session Monday.

The move raises the overall tax rate in the city to 10 percent. It will take effect on June 1.

Mayor Bob Ellerbrock also said that he had contacted Gardendale developer Clint Singletary about streets in his Liberty Crossings subdivision. Ellerbrock said Singletary had money set aside to do repair work, which would be completed in about two months. The mayor said he would meet with Singletary in a couple of weeks to formalize a time frame for the work.

Problems with streets in the subdivision have been a longstanding issue for the council. The issue was brought to their attention two weeks ago by former mayor Ralph Lindsey, a resident of the subdivision, who asked the council to start legal action against Singletary.

In other business, the council: