02/14/14 The governor’s idea of eliminating personal property tax on business is not faring well with cities, towns, and county governments. Senate Bill 1 and House Bill 1001 eliminate the tax and the result would be a boost to the economic condition in the state.
During Monday’s Common Council meeting City Attorney Sean Surrisi presented a resolution opposing the bills. The Plymouth common council unanimously approved the resolution joining many other governmental agencies.
Mayor Mark Senter serves as President of the Indiana Conference of Mayors and told those in attendance. “I will be in Indianapolis tomorrow (Tuesday) and I would love to be able to say that Plymouth, IN does not support these bills.”
City Clerk Treasurer Toni Hutchings expressed her concern saying, “If this tax is eliminated, we would have to lay off employees. Our revenue would be cut and that’s what we operate on.” She noted that less revenue would mean less funds to provide services to the citizens of the city.