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Evansville mayor urging the renewal of the county's homestead tax credit

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Evansville mayor Lloyd Winnecke is urging city and county council members to get the ball rolling on renewing the county's homestead tax credit. 

Mayor Winnecke sent a letter to all city and county council members this past week, basically saying he is in support of a resolution that allows for the maximum local homestead tax credit for 2014.

If passed by city and county council, this ordinance would give homeowners an additional tax credit on property taxes next year.

Evansville Controller Russell Lloyd says the tax credit would be in the neighborhood of $270, and would only apply to residential property tax payers, not commercial property tax payers.

Lloyd says this ordinance needs to be passed by August first, and that it is a top priority for the mayor.

"He's talked to council members about various things. He just wanted to make sure that, as he was leaving town, that council knew that this was an important priority for him to provide some relief to local property tax payers," Lloyd says.

Lloyd says he doesn't anticipate a scenario where this ordinance wouldn't be passed by both councils.

Once we know more about the fate of the homestead tax credit, we will let you know.

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