Early Retirement Helps Bettendorf Hold Line on Tax Rate

Feb 14, 2018

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Bettendorf aldermen have decided not to increase the property tax rate for next year. That's because enough employees plan to retire early which will help the city save money.

City Administrator Decker Ploehn says the city council held a budget meeting last weekend. Revenue has been coming in lower than forecast.

Fifteen of the 29 eligible Bettendorf employees will take advantage of the early retirement package. Ploehn says some of their positions will be filled, but others won't. In addition, aldermen have decided to postponed the creation of new positions.

Bettendorf will hold a public meeting on Wed., February 21st (6:30 P.M.) at the library. Topics will include department budgets, capital projects, and Ploehn's budget recommendation. The city council may vote on it early next month.