Century eyes 151.68 percent tax increase

Council to meet Sept. 20 to vote on property tax hike

Due to an oversight in documenting taxes paid on the town’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) since 2018, the residents in the town of Century will likely see a 151.68 percent increase in their property tax when the millage rate goes from the current .3657 to a possible .9204. The council was not able to approve the proposed millage increase or tentative budget because there was not a quorum at last Thursday’s meeting when Councilman Leonard White was not present.

The town’s millage rate is under 1 percent, and has been .3657 for the past six years, according to Mayor Ben Boutwell.

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