By David Fisher
The Martin Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the first reading of an ordinance adopting an annual budget and establishing a property tax rate for fiscal year 2018-2019, during Thursday night’s regular monthly meeting.
The ordinance levies a property tax of $1.4044 per $100 of assessed value on all real and personal property. This is down $0.0972 from the current property tax rate of $1.5016.
Board members approved the first reading of an ordinance amending the Official Zoning Ordinance of Martin to allow micro-breweries, micro-distilleries, and micro-wineries in B-2 (Intermediate Business) and P-B (Planned Business) Districts. The ordinance restricts micro-breweries, micro-distilleries, and micro-wineries from residential areas and the historic downtown area.
(See compete story in the June 20th issue of the Dresden Enterprise.)