Information from WYSH Radio
The Norris City Council has reversed course on a property tax rate increase.
Last month, the Norris City Council voted on first reading to adopt a budget that included a seven-cent property tax rate increase to address possible needs in the future.
But last week, during a public hearing, dozens of Norris taxpayers spoke out against the increase. Council members apparently listened, as Monday, they voted to keep the property tax rate at its current level.
With Monday’s vote, taxes in Norris will remain at $1.67 per $100 of assessed value. The budget also includes 1.5 percent pay raises for city workers, both full- and part-time.
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