The Commerce City Council will set its 2013 property tax rate at a called meeting Monday night at the Commerce Civic Center.
Two other events will take place before the called meeting, however.
First, the mayor and council will hold the third of three required public hearings on the budget and tax rate at 6 p.m. No one attended the first two public hearings.
Immediately after the public hearing, which is likely to last less than five minutes unless people turn out to comment, the mayor and council will change hats and become — with the addition of Charles Blair — the Commerce Public Facilities Authority and approve the refinancing of water and sewerage bonds, which is expected to save the city $700,000.
The called meeting will come immediately after that. The council will adopt a millage rate of 4.02 mills, the same as the 2012 level, and will approve the final version of its 2013-14 budget.
Although the millage rate will be unchanged from 2012, the city stands to collect a little over $2,000 more this year than last, thanks to slight growth (four-tenths of a percent) in the tax digest.
Following the called meeting, the council will hold its regular work session. Its voting meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. at the Commerce Civic Center.