SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: Tax rate remains flat in part to help cover pension costs

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City plans to re-examine Nuisance Ordinance, Property Maintenance Code

By Todd Martin

Simpsonville City Commissioners Tuesday approved on first reading maintaining the same tax rate the city instituted last year.

The commission will have a second reading on the rate at its next meeting on Sept. 3. The meeting is moved one day because of Labor Day on Sept. 2.

If approved, the city’s ad valorem tax rate will remain at 9.5 cents per $100 of assessed value on real estate.

Mayor Cary Vowels said they decided to keep the same rate after pension costs increased dramatically last year.

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