Montgomery County Budget Draws Little Public Interest

Clarksville, TN – A proposed Montgomery County tax increase failed to draw much interest from residents. Public Information Officer Elizabeth Black says the county held a information hearing last night to discuss a proposed 12-cent property tax increase. She says the low citizen turnout surprised her. Only two spoke against the measure while one spoke in favor of it and its potential benefit for county schools. Commissioners also have yet to receive many calls regarding the tax, but Black doesn't know if that will change before they vote on the budget Monday night.