Supervisors vote in 2.5-mill tax increase to cover budget
Published: September 27,2012
MADISON COUNTY — For the second time this month, The Clarion-Ledger reports Madison County supervisors approved a tax increase to fund next year’s budget, despite protests from residents who urged officials to live within their means.
The Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 in a special meeting yesterday to approve an increase in the tax levy by 2.5 mills, which amounts to a $25 hike in taxes on a $100,000 house, for residents living outside municipalities and an increase of a half-mill, which equals about a $5 increase on a $100,000 house, for residents of municipalities.
Madison resident Bill Billingsly suggested the county’s spending to hire a public relations firms and a lobbying firm are funds that could be saved in the budget.
The new budget goes into effect Oct. 1.
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