Community shows concern over proposed tax increases

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WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) -- Waynesboro City Council hosted their public meeting Monday and it was standing-room only.

Many spoke in support of the tax increase to help with high school renovations but some said it's going to impact those with bigger properties.

"But this will cause me to have to raise the rent. And, in doing, so I can assure you, I can tell you right now that 15 families that would be homeless with even a very slight increase," said Tanya Hardy. "That is the impact of this decision."

The city manager is recommending an increase between 7 cents or 9 cents per $100 of assessed value as well as a 10.2 percent bi-monthly increase in water and a 7.2 percent increase in sewer.

City council did not vote on any increases Monday night, but will decide on an advertised rate on May 8th.