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City keeps tax rate unchanged
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McMinnville officials passed the city’s 2012-13 fiscal year budget Tuesday night. After one final push for a property tax decrease, the rate remains $2.09.The budget passed the Board of Mayor and Aldermen with a vote of 4-1. Mayor Norman Rone and Aldermen Jimmy Haley, Billy Wood and Rick Barnes voted for the measure, while Vice Mayor Everett Brock voted against it.The push came from the only dissenting vote.“I know this is not popular, but I would like this board to consider a property tax decrease,” said Brock.