Speech to Text for Starkville aldermen consider mil decrease during budget meeting
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raising taxes to fund more budget needs. wtvas nicole dantzler joins us live after attending the work session, she has how the millage tax increase may affect the city. the board of aldermen held a budget work session to take another look at the budget.. the meeting was to see if they wanted to keep the balanced budget or to approve the proposed budget with a millage tax increase...for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.. the millage tax increase is something the mayor said was necessary to maintain the quality of starkville.. at tuesdays regular meeting, the board of aldermen split over approving the proposed budget and the millage increase associated with it. the mayor said the millage increase was imperative to cover roughly $400,000 of the citys proposed budget...the increase would provide funds for the police department and equipment, hire two firefighters for station 5 and buy a new truck and to raise the salary to 12 dollars minimum wage for city employees. aldermen put an item on