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Bristol, TN council approves property tax hike

By Preston Ayres, payres@wcyb.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 04:29:58 AM CST
Updated On: Sep 04 2013 10:21:37 PM CDT

If you own property in Bristol, Tennessee, you may be paying more taxes this year. The Bristol City Council approved a 6-cent tax increase Tuesday night. But as Preston Ayres explains, not everyone's taxes are going up.

BRISTOL, Tenn. -

People in Bristol, Tennessee could pay more property taxes now that city council approved a 6 cent increase.

City leaders reassessed half the properties this year. Overall values have fallen 17 million dollars from 2009.

To find out if your taxes are going up, look at your home's value from 2009 and now look at your homes value from 2013. If it went up, you could be paying more, if it went down you might pay less, and if it stayed the same you'll pay about the same in property taxes.

As part of the process, city leaders dropped more than $700,000 in capitol projects.

Some of the items getting the ax include $120,000 for paving projects.

$37,000 for traffic flow modifications is gone.

They pulled the plug on $45,000 for decorative lighting along Volunteer Parkway and Martin Luther King Boulevard.