Coun­cil eyes pro­posed bud­get with 3.7 per­cent tax hike

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Al­though the num­ber of prop­er­ties be­ing fore­closed on Ior noW SDy­inJ WhH morWJDJH is D bDG siJn, Coll hDG sDiG HDr­liHr in WhH mHHWinJ, iW FoulG DFWuDlly brinJ in morH rHDl HsWDWH WrDn­sIHr WDx Ds WhH homHs DrH solG.

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ThH in­Ior­mDWion Dlso shows WhDW 13 MonWJomHry CounWy borouJhs Fur­rHnWly hDvH SroSHrWy WDx rDWHs WhDW DrH morH WhDn SouGHrWon’s whilH 10 hDvH rDWHs WhDW DrH lHss. ThH num­bHrs rDnJH Irom TrDSSH BorouJh wiWh no SroSHrWy WDx rDWH Wo BriGJHSorW wiWh D 12.88 mill rDWH. ProSHrWy WDx rDWHs DrH JHnHrDlly lHss in Wown­shiSs WhDn in borouJhs bHFDusH WhH Wown­shiSs DrH lDrJHr DnG FDn sSrHDG WhH FosWs DmonJ morH prop­er­ties.

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