During the June 13 meeting, District 5 Commissioner and Budget Chairman Scott Sumners proposed cutting expenses in the county’s operational funds to lower the tax increase, but the motion failed to pass.

The Maury County Commission took the first steps last week toward a proposed 31-cent property tax increase, voting to set a public hearing before a final vote June 30.

At a special called meeting on June 13, commissioners voted 15-2 to approve a resolution announcing the intention to increase the county’s property tax rate from the certified tax rate set by the state. If approved on June 30, the property tax rate would go from $1.6044 to $1.91.

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