By Gary Lloyd
Clay Mayor Charles Webster said Wednesday that a proposed property tax may come up again in the future.
“I would think so, down the road,” Webster said.
The Clay City Council earlier this week voted 3-2 to remove the 5-mill property tax, which would have generated about $500,000 per year for the city, from its agenda.
“I wanted it to come to a vote, and let’s discuss it,” Webster said. “That’s why I put it on the agenda.”
Jefferson County has not made property values by city public in a couple years, so Clay officials had to pore over individual property records from the county and voter registration records from the state to arrive at the number of homes within the city limits and their worth. City Manager Ronnie Dixon said the average home value is 0,000 and there are 2,900 houses in the city of Clay.
Webster said he doesn’t foresee the property tax being on the agenda “any time real soon.”
“It might happen down the road somewhere,” Webster said.
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