Bowie City Council adopts 2017-18 budget

By BARBARA GREEN
The final public hearing on a proposed 2017 City of Bowie tax rate increase received no comments Tuesday night, nor did the first reading of an ordinance to adopt the 2017-18 city budget which was approved.
A vote on the tax rate and second reading of the budget ordinance will be on the Sept. 19 council agenda.
The proposed rate is $0.53 cents per $100 in property value, which is .0173 cents above the 2016 rate of .5127 cents. This is a 3.37 percent increase.
For a property valued at $100,000 the new rate would increase your annual tax bill by $17.30.

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