Tate County Residents Fight Proposed Property Tax Increase

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(Senatobia,MS) When it comes to paying taxes, some Tate County residents want everyone to pay their fair share.

Monday morning, an overflow crowd attended a board of supervisors meeting to oppose a 3.1% property tax increase.

It’s part of the board’s proposed $16 million budget.

The board is looking for ways to cut different departments, delay some projects and may even cut some services to reduce the burden on taxpayers.

They are also trying to determine if they can have more say in the $5.9 million the county school district has requested.

Taxpayers say they can’t pay any more.

“This year in our August 17th issue of our paper there were 10 full pages of delinquencies that people couldn’t pay their taxes and now they are asking to raise taxes again,” said Neil Aldridge.

The board of supervisors has to approve the budget at its meeting next Monday.