Monday, May 07, 2012

A Tax Increase or a Tax Restoration?
Bristol Virginia residents will probably see an increase in the real estate tax rate. The City Council may approve the current version of the proposed 83-million dollar plus fiscal budget. The real estate tax would go up 5 cents from 94 to 99 cents per $100 of assessed value. Mayor Ed Harlow wanted what he called restoration instead of increase as he praised the spending plan. He says this action actually restores 5 cents of the base rate that at one time was cut to 94-cents from 1.05, so by adding the 5 cents the rate will be back to 99 cents per 100-dollars of assessed value. The budget includes the 3 percent pay increase for city employees. City leaders plan to hold off until May 15th before considering the budget and will not discuss it at Tuesday’s regular meeting claiming that final budget numbers from the state are not yet available. They expect to have a work session before the 15th hearing and State law requires seven days advance public notice on such a hearing. Two readings of the budget are required and it must be in place before the new fiscal year begins July first. (bg)

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

  • Report of Man Threatening Coach, Athletes in Rogersville Under Investigation
  • Comptroller Announces All 95 TN Counties Have Budgets in Place by Aug. 31
  • Fire Destroys Sullivan County Home
  • Two from Greene County Among Three Dozen Arrested in "Ice" Bust
  • Charges Dismissed Against Roan Mountain Double Murder Suspect
  • Bristol Lawyer Who Stole from Firm Given Four Month Prison Sentence
  • Shooting Death in Greene County Ruled Accidental
  • Toddler Found Wondering in Elizabethton Parking Lot, Mother Charged with Neglect
  • Woman Convicted in Scott County Murder Case Wants a Jury Trial
  • Man Arrested for Raping a Child at Warriors Path State Park
  • Phone Scammers Targeting Washington County, TN Residents
  • Hawkins County Man Held at Gunpoint Over Debt
  • Road Closures Expected in Elizabethton During Waterline Project
  • SCOTUS Rules Former VA Gov. McDonnell Can Remain Free Until Appeal Hearing
  • Investigation Continues for Limestone Cattle Thief
  • Bond Set at $1 Million for Triple-Homicide Suspect
  • JC Man Charged for Tampering With Crime Scene Involving His Brother's Suicide
  • Sheriff Said Murder Suspect "Hated His Mother" Most of His Life
  • Hawkins County Inmate Sends Officer to Hospital
  • Erwin Woman Shot, Husband Turned Himself In
  • Gate City Native Jerry Kilgore Joins Walker's Campaign
  • Rogersville Man Charged With Aggravated Assault
  • Johnson City Construction Project Will Close Busy Road Overnight



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