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Corinth Voters Deciding Tax Hike Future

Posted by WCBI News Director | August 21, 2012 / 08:58am | Local News
CORINTH, Miss. (AP) - Corinth voters were deciding Tuesday whether to approve a 12-mill property tax increase for infrastructure improvements across the city.
    
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
   
The Daily Corinthian reports (http://bit.ly/P8VVCp) that if approved, the 12-mill tax increase would be in effect for five years and would generate more than $1 million.
   
The bulk of the money would be spent on streets with the remainder going to grant match funding, improvements to key city entrances, drainage work, property cleanup and strategic planning.
   
The tax increase would affect homes, businesses and motor vehicle tags.
   
Mayor Tommy Irwin has said the city needs the so-called "Future Fare" program to address neglected infrastructure and increase the curb appeal of the city to potential employers.
    
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