On Monday, Aug. 20, the St. Clair Board of Aldermen meeting will start early due to a rezoning public hearing and a property tax rate public hearing.

At 6:45 p.m., the first public hearing will begin regarding the property located at 1132 Highway TT to be rezoned from light industrial to general commercial. The applicant is Jeff Tobuer with Eternal Promises.

The property is residential, but the adjoining properties are zoned commercial, according to the planning and zoning commission document.

The document states that properties to the east are industrial and properties to the west are commercial and they are separated by a creek.

The planning and zoning commission approved this rezoning request at the Monday, Aug. 13, meeting. It needs approval from the board of aldermen before moving forward.

A second public hearing is set for 6:50 p.m. regarding the property tax rate being set by city officials. Residents can address the board of aldermen during that time about the tax levy.

The proposed tax rate is 55 cents for the city’s general fund and 17 cents for the park fund that equals a total of $0.72.

The current assessed valuation for real estate is $49,544,568 and $9,296,482 for personal property. The adjusted current year total assessed valuation is $56,893,899, according to the city documents. Last year’s adjusted total assessed valuation was $57,493,306.

During the regular meeting at 7 p.m., the board will discuss and vote on the rezoning request and the property tax rate.