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Starkvilleâ€™s Board of Aldermen backed off its original proposal for a 2.78-mil ad valorem tax increase for fiscal year 2014, instead proposing a 1.98-mil increase during its regular meeting Tuesday at City Hall.
The board voted 4-2 in favor of modifying the proposed tax increase, with Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins and Ward 7 Alderman Henry Vaughn opposed. Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver recused himself from voting after participating in discussion on the motion. The modified increase would bring the cityâ€™s total operating ad valorem millage to 21.98, and the board scheduled a public hearing on the increase and the proposed budget for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17.
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