City Of Itta Bena Gets A Budget Mulligan

GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — Itta Bena has been forced into a do-over on the city’s proposed budget for next year. According to a report in the Greenwood Commnwealth mistakes in the official publication notice of the proposed tax rates for next year mean the city can’t vote to finalize the budget until a new, corrected announcement has been published to give the public time to comment. According to the Commnwealth Mayor J.D. Brasel explained to the Board of Aldermen and City Clerk Edna Beverly that the proposed increase of 2 mills in the property tax rate, from 52.50 to 54.50, would raise revenue of only around $10,000. Not $44,000, as the miscalculated numbers in the advertisement indicated. Aldermen approved immediately rewriting the public notice with corrected figures to be published twice before a rescheduled public hearing set for Sept. 21.

 

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