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)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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  • City of Kingsport Adds Climbing Wall in Aquatic Center
  • Tri Cities Labor Market Continues to be Weak, says ETSU's Economic Research
  • AEP to Issue Refunds to Electric Customers in Virginia After SCC Ruling
  • Improvement on Carolina Ave., Love St. Approved by Erwin Town Council
  • Citizens Chide Bristol, Virginia City Council for Borrowing to Debt Limit
  • NC Man Set to Serve 10 years for Cocaine Trafficking
  • Bristol, TN Taking Proposals From Developers on a Redesign of An Iconic Downtown Building
  • Special Prosecutor: Police Shooting of Man Near Bristol Justified
  • Regional Jail Agreement for Bristol, Virginia Dies for Lack of Motion from City Council
  • Jailer Fired After Arrested for Shoplifting in Johnson City
  • THP Confirms Fatal Scooter Crash in Bluff City
  • Bristol, Virginia Revenue Bonds Sold, Cabela's Construction to Begin
  • Official: Voting Machines Statewide Could Need Overhaul or Inspections
  • Joining a Regional Jail Set for Discussion by Bristol, Virginia City Council
  • Johnson City Gets Grant to Curb Domestic Violence
  • Gas Prices Continue to Drop Across the Tri-Cities



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