It was no surprise last Tuesday when the Taylorsville City Commission voted to raise taxes. What was a surprise, however, is that it was not a unanimous vote.
In previous discussions on the tax rate, there was little discussion and no opposition to the proposal to raise taxes on real property from 16.70 cents per $100 of assessed value, to 17.50 cents.
Likewise, the taxes on personal property was raised from 20.88 cents to 21.16 cents. Both hikes represent the maximum four percent increase in revenue the state allows without the possibility of a public recall.