St. Albans City Council passed a handful of resolutions Monday, including one authorizing Mayor Dick Callaway to sign the IRS form for the Municipal Utilities Commission that would give the city a $147,000 tax refund.
Michael Griffith, accountant for MUC, said the refund is related to the stimulus bonds that were used to upgrade the city's water and sewer lines.
Griffith also told council he would like to pay off two municipal bonds this fiscal year. That will free up money for other projects. The bonds have interests rates at 4.5 and 4.9 percent.
Council also authorized a resolution disagreeing with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case regarding campaign contributions.
Barbara Frierson asked council to pass the resolution, which supports a constitutional amendment as the best solution to reverse the decision that government should not stand in the way of corporations putting unlimited funds into political action committees, also known as PACs.
"More than 1 million people have signed petitions in favor of a constitution amendment," Frierson said. "This resolution has already passed in several cities across the country including Martinsburg and Charles Town."
Council passed the resolution.
Mayor Callaway asked council to support a resolution to apply for funds from the Justice Assistance Grant to help pay for a police officer at St. Albans High School. It also passed.
Councilman John Boles, finance committee chairman, asked council to approve current invoices in the amount of $17,775.47 including payment to All American Fire Equipment for $12,449.90 for emergency repairs to the city's ladder truck.
The citywide clean up will be held April 30 and May 1.