From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
IRONDALE — On Tuesday, April 10, residents of Irondale will head to the polls to vote on a referendum to increase the property tax by 6 mills.
Mayor Charles Moore said the city is looking to increase the property tax to help pay for city services according to AL.com.
This is the first proposed ad valorem tax increase in around 20 years, Moore said.
This proposed increase would bring the city portion of the property tax to 12.5 mills. With an increase of 6 mills for a home valued at $100,000, the property tax increase would be equal to $60.
The property tax increase is projected to generate about $900,000 annually for the city and would not be collected until 2019.
Moore said that if the proposed increase passes, the additional revenue will provide more services to the residents of Irondale. Comprehensive plan initiatives such as storm water management and street paving, upgrades to park and recreation and economic development.