Being progressive is paying off for Pleasant Grove.
Tuesday night, Jeri Winger, community development specialist for USU extension services, will present Mayor David Holdaway with a check for $300.The money is for the city's third-place finish in the 1990 Community Progress competition, sponsored by Utah State University.
During its meeting, the council also will discuss where to use money raised by the Pleasant Grove Kiwanis Club when it hosts a circus this summer. Several years ago, the Kiwanis sponsored a circus and raised $4,000, which it donated to the Pleasant Grove Library.
The council also will discuss making changes in the city's franchise tax. The city now charges a 2 percent tax on natural gas and 3 percent on electricity and cable television. The city receives $165,000 annually in franchise taxes.
However, because of falling property values, which result in decreased property-tax collections, the city is looking for other sources of revenue. If Pleasant Grove raised its franchise tax to the maximum allowable - 5 percent - and also charged it on telephone service, it would receive $343,000 annually.
Pleasant Grove council meetings are held in the library meeting room, 30 E. Center, at 7 p.m.