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Real Estate Tax Increase Fails To Pass in Front Royal

13 March 2018 News


A proposed 1-cent real estate tax increase failed to get a majority vote in the Front Royal Town Council meeting last night.

The tax increase was originally proposed because of an $80,000 hole in the town’s budget, which many have attributed to the cost of new police department construction; the measure would have raised about $110,000 from taxpayers in total. The 1-cent change received a 3-2 vote in favor, but failed to pass nonetheless, as a full majority vote was needed. Councilmen Gary Gillispie and Chris Morrison voted against, and Councilman John Connolly was absent for the meeting. The matter will be discussed further at a Town Council work session on March 19th.


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