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Council discusses future tax freeze

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Discussion among the Elgin City Council began on a potential tax freeze or increase in tax exemption for city property owners over 65, although such a move wouldn’t happen in time to affect 2023 taxes.Mayor Pro-Tem Sue Brashar first suggested a tax freeze for taxpayers over 65 years of age at a previous meeting. The council at that time directed city staff to look into the details of such a step, and City Manager Thomas Mattis gave the council an update on the process at the August 2 meeting.The council could decide whether to implement a tax freeze or to ...

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