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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Century delays tax hike vote

Absent council member prevents council to vote on tax hike and proposed new budget


September 7, 2023

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The absence of Century Councilwoman Dynette Lewis prevented the Century Town Council from moving forward with a proposed 290.66 percent increase in the town's property taxes and approving the 2023-2024 budget.

The council scheduled a budget hearing for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to approve the tax increase and pass the budget. Town Clerk Leslie Howington said since the tax increase was more than 290 percent, it required a unanimous vote by the council. With Lewis' absence, the council continued the tentative budget workshop until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 at town hall.

Members present Tuesday include...

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