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Majority Of Commissioners Back Tax Increase Hike - Brevard NC


A majority of Transylvania County commissioners are backing the proposed 2-cent property tax increase.

During last Thursday’s budget workshop, Commissioners Larry Chapman, Mike Hawkins and Page Lemel said they would support the increase, which was recommended in County Manager Jaime Laughter’s $48.4 million budget for the 2016/17 fiscal year, which begins July 1.

The tax increase would be used for capital projects, including economic development, parks and recreation, the courthouse, schools and other needs.

A 2-cent increase would bring in roughly $1.1 million a year in new revenue...

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