By CINDY SIMPSON
Rockwood leaders’ first approval of the city’s 2014 fiscal budget indicates that city property owners will be paying more when their tax bills arrive.
The budget’s first reading, approved 4-1 last week, calls for a property tax rate of 95 cents per $100 valuation. That’s up 5 cents from last year.
Vice Mayor Peggy Evans and Councilman Mike Freeman are usually on the same page fiscally, but this year she was the lone holdout against a rate increase.