Information from WYSH Radio
On Thursday, the Oliver Springs Budget Committee recommended a tax rate increase and across-the-board water and sewer rate increases as they prepare to adopt a budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
BBB-TV reported that the committee recommended water and sewer rate increases for both residential and commercial customers as the city prepares to apply for a loan to make improvements to its aging wastewater plant.
Property taxes under the proposal would increase by 20 cents for residents living in the Morgan County portion of the city and by 25 cents in the Anderson and Roane county sections. The tax increase is expected to pay for providing all city employees not currently covered by the city’s insurance plan with full family health benefits.
The committee voted to keep the parks and recreation director’s job as a part-time position but also recommended purchasing a new mower for the department so that director Eddie Kelly can stop using his personal mower to care for the city’s parks.
The Oliver Springs City Council will meet Thursday night at 7 p.m. to consider the budget. For more on this story, tune in to BBB-TV’s news and stay tuned to WYSH and WGAP.
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