CENTERVILLE — City Council unanimously approved two measures Tuesday reducing costs to citizens, one finalizing a slight property tax decrease and the other allowing a temporary decrease in utility fees to certain citizens.
The first was an ordinance officially adopting a slight property tax millage rate reduction. Council officially passed an ordinance approving a fractional reduction from 11.981 mills to 11.972 mills.
Centerville’s current budget was based on the 11.981 mills rate, the same as the previous year. However, new property value figures from the county allowed the downward rate slip to meet its spending plan.
Mayor John Harley said he was glad to see the lower figure and that even though it was small it at least was a reduction rather than an increase.