The Elk Point City Council met Monday, March 15, paid bills and convened as the local board of equalization.

There were no objections to the property assessments sent out earlier this year by the Union County Assessor, so the board approved the tax rolls as presented.

Members reconvened as the city council and held a public hearing on a variance request. East River Properties wants to bring a Governor’s house to the vacant lot at 301 W. Pleasant Street. They asked for a 16-foot rear yard and eight-foot front yard variance for the 24x50-foot house and 24x24-foot garage. The home will face N. Jackson Street.

The council approved the variances.

Michael Bihlmeyer requested a tax abatement for his property at 410 S. Court Street, as the county assessor did not apply the tax freeze exemption for 2020. The council agreed to abate $1,123.14, the city’s share of the valuation.

The next meeting was rescheduled to 7 p.m. Monday, April 12 at city hall, with a study session at 6:30 p.m.