In 2019 a new UV disinfection system was installed at the wastewater treatment plant. The cost of this project was $724,084. This amount was bonded and the bond is being paid for from the wastewater revenues.
In 2020 the city completed the Hwy 175 & Chestnut Street Stormwater Project. This will allow the system to handle stormwater and prevent street ponding. The cost of this project was $131,175 and was paid for from Local Option Sales Tax and the stormwater runoff fee that is on utility bills. No bonds were taken out on this project. The city has started a similar stormwater project on Hwy 175 and Pioneer Road. Work should begin sometime this spring. This will be paid for from Local Option Sales Tax and the stormwater runoff fee as well. The DOT will share the cost for any work that is done in their right-of-way.
Each year the city tries to repair a section of the cemetery drive. These funds are paid for from the city's General Fund that comes from the tax levy. No bonds were taken out on this project. Below are the amounts that have been spent to date:
2018 - $26,027
2020 - $27,348
As funds are available, the city will continue to expand the sidewalks at Elmwood Park. The expansions listed below were paid for from the Gleo McCommons Trust. Below are the amounts that have been spent to date:
2016 - $21,370
2017 - $15,188
Each year the city repairs sections of the city streets. These sections are seal coated and are paid for from the city's Road Use Tax generated from gas taxes. No bonds were taken out on this project. Below are the amounts that have been spent to date:
2015 - $29,700
2016 - $21,908
2017 - $29,543
2018 - $21,556
2019 - $46,390
2020 - $47,678
The city is running commercials through OnMedia to promote living in Reinbeck and starting a business in Reinbeck. These commercials are paid from from the 10% portion of Local Option Sales Tax. You can view these commercials on the home page of Reinbeck.org.
The City of Reinbeck has had a local option sales and service tax (LOST) since January 1, 2016. 90% is to be used for repairs, replacements, upgrades, and new additions to the infrastructure systems of the City of Reinbeck including streets, sanitary sewer, water treatment, water distribution, curb & gutter and stormsewer/run off management and 10% to park & recreation and other community improvement projects. Supporting your local businesses helps increase the amount of local option sales & service tax the City of Reinbeck receives. We have used the funds received for the stormwater project and commercials promoting Reinbeck. Please remember to shop local so more projects can be done without having to bond for them.