Mount Pleasant Town Council sets 2019 property tax millage rate; sales tax credit to decrease bills

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Mount Pleasant homeowners should be seeing a decrease in their next property tax bill.

During a special Mount Pleasant Town Council meeting held on Friday, council members voted to keep the town’s property tax millage rate at 41 mills but voted to increase its sales tax credit factor, which reduces the total amount due.

According to town officials, for a home valued at $450,000, the sales tax credit factor will decrease the property tax bill by about $180.

The vote was unanimous among all the council members in attendance.

“If our resident’s property tax bill goes down, that’s great,” said Mayor Will Haynie. “So we kept the millage the same but our residents’ bills go down. It’s a win.”

Council members also authorized four loan applications for Mount Pleasant Waterworks projects that replaces or reliabilities some parts of the water system.

The special council meeting was called because the previously scheduled meeting on Sept. 11 was canceled due to the Hurricane Florence evacuation order.

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