Tax hike hearing on eve of Norfolk budget vote

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by Carl Leimer, 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 5:43 AM

Updated Monday, May 13 at 7:00 AM

NORFOLK - Tonight is the last chance for Norfolk residents to weigh in on a potential increase in the real estate tax.

Council is considering an increase of 4 cents per $100 of assessed value. Three of the four cents would be used for school construction, renovation and operational expenses. The final penny would go to neighborhood projects and city employees.

It would cost the average homeowner an extra $53 a year.

Initially, the budget called for a 2-cent increase in the real estate tax.

The additional money would go a long way towards closing the gap between what the School Board requested and what the city offered.

The public hearing is Monday at Granby High School at 6:00 pm.  If you can't attend, email or call City Council.

Council has a budget work session at 5:00 p.m. and then votes on the budget Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.   Click here for the meeting agenda.

Click here to read details of the 2014 proposed City of Norfolk budget.

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