The Murfreesboro City Council punted a decision on a proposed 39 percent property tax increase following a heated public hearing Thursday night.
The council now will hold a first budget reading during an 11:30 a.m. workshop meeting on Wednesday, June 12 at City Hall.
One of the reasons cited for the delay was the absences of Mayor Shane McFarland and Councilmember Rick LaLance, to allow them to have input.
More than a dozen residents made arguments against the proposed property tax increase of 37 cents per $100 assessment. Vice Mayor Madelyn Scales Harris ran the meeting and several times asked the audience not to speak out from their seats to maintain decorum and threatened to throw residents out for applauding speakers.
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