Independence town budget plans no tax increases

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Following this month’s public hearing, the budget will be presented for approval in June

By Shaina Stockton

INDEPENDENCE — The Independence Town Council is on the final leg of planning the town’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year, with some good news for taxpayers.
Council scheduled a public hearing during their May 9 meeting, to hear comments from citizens regarding the budget. No one present commented during the hearing.
According to recent reports from the town, the 2017-18 government budget totals approximately $1,617,070; and the utilities budget total is $2,279,190.

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