Council Meets 11:30AM Wednesday Re: FY 2020

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Changes in how much Murfreesboro businesses and residents pay in property taxes will come into focus at 11:30 this coming Wednesday (6/12/2019) morning as the Council convenes in regular session at the Murfreesboro City Hall to review and consider the proposed FY20 Budget ordinance on 'First Reading. Mayor McFarland will be on the WGNS Action Line just before this council meeting.

They will gather to review the Proposed FY20 Budget, and pass and adopt the city's Appropriation and Tax Rate Ordinances, along with Resolutions for post-employment benefits and adoption of budgets for Water Resources Department, Electric Department, Stormwater Utility Management, City Schools, and Evergreen Cemetery.

Throughout the proceedings, Mayor Shane McFarland has said . . .


Starting this past January 1, 2019, the city started charging $5 per trashcan to all residents and commercial users. If the council approves the new budget, that rate would increase to $10 per month for residents and $30 for businesses. Prior to this year, garbage collection was considered to be a part of city services that are covered by property taxes.


The proposed budget also calls for a 38.88 per cent increase in property taxes. The proposed 2020 budget includes $3.9-million in supplemental expenditures.

On June 6, 2019, City Council conducted a Public Hearing on the FY 2019-20 Budget ordinance, tax rate and appropriation ordinances. Budget Review sessions were held with staff in April, May and June.

Second Reading Thursday

Second reading will be considered from 7-9PM Thursday night, June 13, 2019. A copy of the Proposed FY 2019-20 Budget is available on the City's website at:

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City Council, City Manager Craig Tindall, FY 2020 budget, Mayor Shane McFarland, Murfreesboro, WGNS
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