Johnson said rental properties for landlords are income and as such perhaps they should be looked at as commercial properties and not residential.
Antonen said Friday during a telephone call to the Daily Iowegian the amount of money the new rental permit charge would raise is closer to $22,500.
Another highlight from Thursday’s meeting was the council’s desire to increase the park department budget by $15,000 in order to do repairs at the Girl Scout cabin.
The idea is, if the cabin is improved, it might be seen as a local destination for a variety of events.
“We’ve had many requests to use it but right now when you go in there it’s pretty rough,” Antonen said.
The resolution passed by the council Thursday was to set the time and date for the public hearing to authorize a loan agreement and issuance of notes, something the council passed at its last regular meeting, keeping the same time and date of 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3.
Antonen said the resolution was just a formality.
The special council meeting lasted until approximately 8 p.m. The next regular Centerville City Council meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3 at City Hall.