Mayor Jerry Hruby and city council are considering a new tax plan that would generate about $900,000 in additional revenue for Brecksville.
Hruby has said it’s a proposal that wouldn’t raise property taxes on Brecksville residents.
“We’re still accepting comments,” he said, adding that there’s no timetable associated with the plan.
The idea is to change the income tax structure for residents who work in other communities.
Residents employed in other towns would pay an additional .25 percent to Brecksville.
However, city council must OK the proposal first.
With the city looking to fund a few projects such — such as the renovation of Old Town Hall, a new police station and the completion of the Blossom Hill Master Plan — Brecksville could use the additional money.
The closure of the Brecksville campus of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center has already taken its toll on the city, to the tune of $1.5 million of lost income taxes each year. The last time the city raised income taxes was in 1989, when residents voted to raise the rate from 1.5 to 2 percent.
Now, Hruby said he’s looking for some feedback on the proposed tax re-structuring.
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