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UPDATE: Voters pass property tax increase in Irondale

Published: Mar. 21, 2022 at 1:54 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 22, 2022 at 9:12 PM CDT
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IRONDALE, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: The City of Irondale held a Special Election to “Build a Brighter Future for the City of Irondale.” Citizens voted on a proposed 6 mill property tax increase to help fund capital improvements in the city such as improvements to parks, public facilities, and paving.

Results: 1043 YES, 352 NO

Mayor James D. Stewart, Jr. thanked voters and vowed to get to work immediately on bringing the Blueprint Irondale Comprehensive Plan to life. His remarks following the results are available at https://youtu.be/nE7G2l3isx0.

ORIGINAL: The property tax increase will take effect in 2023 and will sunset in 2029.

A special election on a proposed property tax increase is set for Tuesday in Irondale.

Supporters say the increase would average less than $7 a month for most homeowners.

The city says the money would be used to repave streets, buy green space for new parks and improve public facilities.

“So, we’re asking our citizens if they can forgo two gallons of gas, or if they will not go to Chick-fil-A and not buy a number 1, that they would be able to support their city and help us improve the quality of life for everyone in Irondale,” said Irondale Mayor James Douglas Stewart Jr.

If approved, the city estimates the tax increase would generate about $9 million over the next six years.

Polls are open at Irondale City Hall from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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