-- The city tax on business equipment, which is linked to the real estate tax rate, also would increase 5.8 percent. That tax rate, which is now $1.73 per $100 of assessed value, would increase to $1.83 per $100 of assessed value.
Martin said that increase would cost a business owner with $100,000 in equipment an additional $100 a year.
The amount a business owes on the business equipment tax is based on the cost, minus depreciation, of furniture, fixtures, tools and most equipment not used for manufacturing, Martin said.
-- The city's trash collection fee would increase $4 a year. The charge, now $21 every three months, would go to $22 every three months, if approved Tuesday.
-- Water rates would increase 3.5 percent in October. The increase would cost an average city water customer an additional $2.36 a year. The average customer's quarterly bill, which is currently $16.90, would rise to $17.49 for 13,000 gallons used.
-- Sewer rates would increase 3 percent in October, which would cost an average customer an additional $4.84 a year. The average bill would increase from $40.30 every three months to $41.51 per quarter, for 13,000 gallons used.
-- The new fire suppression fee would be charged to the occupant or owner of a property the fire department responded to. The charge would be no more than what would be paid by that person's insurance.