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Tax hike talks continue

The Oxford Board of Aldermen continue to discuss ways to raise money to meet Oxford’s infrastructure needs and the future of the Oxford City Market. (July 17, 2014, Page 1A, 2A)

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    County OKs $48 million budget

    Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved its 2014 budget last week that includes a slight increase to the millage which will cause most homeowners to see a $45 per $100,000 assessed value of their home raise in taxes.

      (September 18, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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      City approved $23M budget

      No tax hike needed to fund Oxford government for at least one more year. (September 11, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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        City won’t raise taxes — this year

        The good news for Oxonians coming from City Hall this morning is that the millage rate will not need to be increased to balance the city’s 2013-14 budget. However, that could change next year, according to Mayor Pat Patterson. (August 19, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)

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          Supervisors OK $43 million budget

          The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday to approve a $43.1 million budget for the 2011 fiscal year.

          The board also approved the millage rate at 36.26, which dipped just slightly from 36.27 for the current fiscal year. (September 14, 2010, Page 1)

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            Closed plant gets tax break

            The Whirlpool Corporation got a $6 million assessment break Monday morning when the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agreed to cut the tax assessment of the building and land down from $13 million to $7,750,000. (August 3, 2010, Page 1)

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              Supervisors tell MetroCast ‘No’

              MetroCast knows where the board of supervisors stand. ‘NO’ was the official word from Lafayette County Board of Supervisors as they considered a tax exemption for MetroCast. In the past year representatives from MetroCast have gone before the board asking for what they claim is a mandatory state law that would exclude them from paying certain taxes. The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors decided that MetroCast’s tax status would hurt both city and county school districts. (July 7, 2010, Page 1)

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