Gaylord Considers Adding Fee to Tax Bills
City leaders in Gaylord are beginning to work towards balancing next years budget. Currently, the city expects to spend around $2.7 million, but they only anticipate having $2.5 million. This means there will have to be some cuts, but the city is talking about adding a fee to help reduce some of the cuts. One idea under consideration includes an administration fee, equal to one-percent of the property owner's taxes. The city manager says this would amount to $18 for most people, split between the summer and winter tax bills. Money from this fee would be put towards administrative services involving tax bills. The extra money would, in turn, save the city money in their general services account. This could prevent cuts in areas otherwise in jeopardy. 9&10's Christina Vecchioni and photojournalist Aaron Smith have more details.