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Greenville Town Council votes on tentative budget

Rick Patrick

Greene Publishing, Inc.

The Town Council of Greenville held their regular monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m., at Town Hall. This was the first public hearing to consider the fiscal year 2016-17 budget and millage rate for the Town of Greenville. The council members listened to members of the public and discussed keeping the tentative millage rate at 9.0439 for the fiscal year 2016-2017.  Keeping the rate will bring in an estimated $96,642 in Ad Valorem tax revenue to the town.  An alternative plan was discussed to roll back the millage rate to 8.6815. The result of that plan would have meant an estimated $92,000 for the town in Ad Valorem taxes. The town council voted to keep the millage rate at 9.0439, on a vote of 3-2, with Joi Collins and Barbara Dansey voting against.

In other business, the council discussed the tentative budget for fiscal year. After input from the public and discussion among the council, the estimated $2,175,314 budget for fiscal year 2016-17 was passed on a vote of 3-2, with Brandy Seabrooks and Kovacherich Arnold casting “nay” votes.

The next scheduled public hearing will be on Monday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. at Town Hall, located at 154 SW Old Mission Ave., in Greenville.

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