By David Fisher
On Tuesday, June 12, the Dresden Board approved the city’s budget for fiscal year 2018-2019, which includes a lower property tax rate, but an increase for water and sewer service.
Following a public hearing, to provide an opportunity for input from local citizens, the board voted unanimously to approve the second and final reading of the FY 2018-2019 budget.
According to Dresden Mayor Jeff Washburn, Dresden’s certified tax rate will drop from $1.50 to $1.3837 per $100 of assessed value.
The water base rate will climb from $10 to $12.50, for an increase of $2.50.
The base rate for sewer service will increase from $15 to $18.75, for an increase of $3.75. The rate per 1,000 gallons over 2,000 gallons will increase $0.25.
The sanitation rates will remain unchanged.
(See compete story in the June 20th issue of the Dresden Enterprise.)