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City sets lower tax rate for the year

The Slaton City Commission set the tax rate for the coming fiscal year and voted to allow Hurst Farm Supply to add an antenna to a city water tower.

Commissioners unanimously approved using the effective tax rate of .683 cents per $100 valuation, a drop from the current rate of .725. The proposed budget of $6.615 million is more than $300,000 than the current year’s budget.

Jay Hurst asked the commission for use of one of its water towers for a repeater antenna to reach area tractors. A hail storm damaged the tower the antenna had been on for 10 years and the tower is to be removed.

Read more in this week’s edition of The Slatonite.

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