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Potential property tax increase for Greenville residents

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The Greenville City Council voted 4-2 to preliminarily approve raising property taxes for residents.

It's a one cent increase which will translate to $15 a year for the average taxpayer.

This comes in addition to a hike in the stormwater utility fee and increases in water and sewage rates.

"It's a way that we can share the burden in a way that is not regressive," Councilwoman Marion Blackburn said. "We can share the burden amongst us all."

The city council considered budget cuts instead of a tax hike, but the majority of members felt the cuts would be enough to disrupt services.

CLARIFICATION: The web article has been changed to better reflect the video accurately reporting the property tax hike was a preliminary vote of approval.

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Starting at 6 p.m. at Greenville City Hall, people will be sounding off to the city council on issues that could eat away at your paycheck.

The Greenville City Council will be getting the public's thoughts on their proposed $121 million dollar budget.

The budget talks include a proposed one-cent tax hike to fund a maintenance backlog.

9 On Your Side's Brandon Goldner will have more on this discussion tonight at 11 p.m.
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