A decrease in the city tax rate was approved preliminarily at the Aug. 8 city council meeting.
The proposed tax rate is 78 cents per $100 valuation compared to last year’s rate of .787564 per $100, which is a slight deduction.
According to budget discussion held at the meeting by Finance Director Daphne Hamlin, within the proposed budget there is a $225,000 deficit in the General Fund. Essentially, she said, this is being caused by the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) which gets a portion of the ad valorem taxes.
“Once we see the sales tax and ad valorem taxes start coming in, this will offset it by much more than this $200,000,” City Manager Ben White said.
Hamlin agreed that the $225,000 should be offset by sales tax of new businesses coming in within the near future.
By Wyndi Veigel • News Editor • [email protected]
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