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Greenville council to review proposed 22-23 budget

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Lindsey Wiley
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Property tax rates are expected to drop, but not enough to offset rising property values

  • In Greenville, tomorrow’s regular meeting of the city council will feature a review of the proposed budget for the new fiscal year. The Greenville Herald-Banner reports the council is expected to decide whether to adopt the proposed property tax rate of 57.89 cents per $100 of appraised value. That would be 1.71 cents lower than last year’s rate, making for the sixth consecutive year the tax rate has been lowered. The lowered rates are expected to mitigate, but only in part, the effect of rapidly rising property values. Property tax charges are expected to rise.
  • The Banner also reports that City of Greenville water and sewer rates are expected to rise. A recent study showed Greenville’s water and sewer rates as being significantly lower than other comparable cities. Under the new proposed budget, the minimum charge would rise from a little more than $15 per month to a little more than $19 per month. In other municipal business, the Banner reports the new budget also calls for several new city full-time positions, including three police patrol officers and two communications operators.
  • In sports, the Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions dropped a heartbreaker in Cookeville, Tennessee, on Saturday. Tennessee Tech scored a touchdown with two seconds left in the game to give Tennessee Tech a 26-25 victory over A&M-Commerce. The Lions have a tough test coming up Saturday, when A&M-Commerce will head down to Huntsville to face Sam Houston State.
  • Former Lion football player Kader Kohou had a successful rookie debut for the NFL’s Miami Dolphins yesterday. Kohou, a cornerback, forced a fumble, recorded a big tackle for a loss and played well in general during Miami’s 20-7 defeat of the visiting New England Patriots. Kohou and the Dolphins will travel to Baltimore next weekend to face the Ravens.