Posts Tagged ‘budget’

Aldermen to go public with intent to raise taxes

HORN LAKE — Horn Lake aldermen voted yesterday to advertise their intent to raise property taxes in the budget for the coming fiscal year. The Commercial Appeal reports the aldermen and Mayor Allen Latimer say the proposed 4-mill increase is still a work in progress. They say discussions continue on possible ways to cut the […] [...]

County leaders to raise taxes for emergency services

TUPELO — Lee County Board of Supervisors president Bobby Smith says taxpayers shouldn’t expect more than a modest tax increase in the 2014 fiscal year budget to upgrade the county’s aging 911 radio system. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported supervisors approved the county tax rolls yesterday, allowing officials to go ahead with crafting a […] [...]

Aldermen call public hearing over mayor’s budget proposal

OLIVE BRANCH — Olive Branch’s mayor is proposing 3 percent average pay raises for city employees and a half-million dollars set aside to pave roads. The Commercial Appeal reports the Board of Aldermen will hold a public hearing tonight on the budget proposed by Mayor Scott Phillips for the 2013-14 fiscal year that starts Oct. […] [...]

Financially strapped schools vote to increase taxes

AMORY — The financially troubled Amory School District has voted to raise taxes. Superintendent Tony Cook tells WTVA that the money will help the school district stabilize. The district has faced financial difficulty for years and so sought a 7 percent increase in property tax rates. Amory’s current millage rate is 27, well below the […] [...]

Public hearing scheduled to discuss budget with no tax increase

by Associated Press Published: August 14,2013

Tags: budget, city, city council, city government, City of Gulfport, deficit, municipal, municipality, Scott Wilson, tax

GULFPORT — The city council plans a Sept. 3 public hearing on a 2014 budget proposal that includes no tax increase and holds spending at about $53 million for the general fund. The Sun Herald reports the proposal projects a deficit of more than 106,000 by the end of fiscal year 2014, less than half […] [...]

City cutting costs again, but plans no layoffs due to budget woes

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council is cutting expenses again but doesn’t plan any layoffs for the coming year and anticipates keeping water and sewer rates at the current level. In a workshop yesterday, The Sun Herald reports the council took a first look at the budget for the fiscal year 2013-14, which begins Oct. […] [...]

Tourism leaders asking for more money from city, county

CORINTH — Tourism leaders are asking for an increase in funding from officials of the city of Corinth and Alcorn County. The Daily Corinthian reported the Corinth Board of Mayor and Aldermen and Alcorn County Board of Supervisors will complete their budgets in September for the coming fiscal year. The Corinth Area Convention and Visitors […] [...]

Mayor issues hiring freeze as city faces budget deficit

CLINTON — Clinton’s mayor has ordered a hiring freeze and a hold on all major expenditures except for emergencies as the city tries to whittle down a predicted $259,000 budget deficit. The Clarion-Ledger reports Clinton officials recently learned of the looming deficit, which could grow or shrink depending on incoming revenues to the city between […] [...]

Aldermen scrap revamping of building codes due to budget woes

OCEAN SPRINGS — Aldermen have decided not to spend money for an update to the codes that govern how the city of Ocean Springs will develop. The Sun Herald reports the cost was $25,000 to hire a professional to go through the city’s zoning and other codes to make them better at protecting the city’s […] [...]

City enacts one-year hiring freeze; faces a $1.1M deficit

VICKSBURG — The city of Vicksburg has implemented a 12-month hiring freeze. The Vicksburg Post reports that the city is faced with a projected $1.1 million deficit when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen said the action is an attempt to prevent dipping into the city’s cash reserves. […] [...]

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