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Saltillo Voters Nix Tax Increase

Posted by Michelle Lowe | August 14, 2012 / 07:51pm | Local News, Political
SALTILLO, Miss. - (WCBI) Saltillo city leaders will have to find another way to fund a plan to improve their roadways. 

In Tuesday's vote, 370 people, making up 66% of the vote, were opposed to the $8 million property tax increase. 192 residents voted in favor of the increase, that would have added an estimated 30% to residents' property tax bill.

The tax money would have been used to fund the Saltillo Transportation Enhancement Program, or STEP.

The project would have cost the city nearly $2.5 million dollars to complete.

STEP included a plan to add a turn lane for Mobile St. onto Cartwright St., turn old HWY 45 into 5 lanes where it meets HWY 1-45, and turn HWY 1-45 into three lanes from Mobile St. to Pannel Dr.


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