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County OKs levy with slight hike

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Split vote as four board members oppose increase

By Rich Bauer, Managing Editor

While the new budget for Fayette County was approved without discussion on Tuesday night, the same was not true for the county’s new levy.
That new levy, which has a total that is 2.93 percent above last year’s total tax extension, was opposed by four members – Wade Wilhour, Chad Austin, Keith Cole and Glen “Whitey” Daniels.
While those four members voted against the levy passage, voting for it were Chairman Jeff Beckman, Vice Chairman Darrell Schaal, Dean Bernhardt, Glenn Gurtner, Jenny Waggoner, John Daniels Jr. and Bryce Kistler.


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