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City considers third straight tax increase
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McMinnville officials made no changes in the proposed departmental budgets for 2011-12 during Tuesday’s meeting. A possible tax increase and the fate of the first-responders program were sent to the full board.City administrator David Rutherford says the fund balance at the end of the fiscal year will be approximately $2.4 million if the 19-cent tax increase is instituted. Without it, the fund balance is estimated at $2 million.Two years ago, Rutherford suggested going with a 19-cent, three-year tax increase totaling 57 cents.