No budget, tax rate opposition voiced at hearings

No opposition has been voiced to either the Franklin County nor the City of Mount Vernon budgets or tax rates during official public hearings.

The two government bodies are preparing to adopt their budgets and set respective tax rates for the coming fiscal year. Both entities have set dates in September to officially adopt their budgets and rates. For more information, see the August 31 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for details about scouting.