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Perryville commissioners approve FY15 budget ordinance

The Perryville mayor and town commissioners unanimously approved the town's $7.4 million budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year Tuesday night.

The fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30, 2015.

The budget comes with a decrease in the property tax rate, from 31.36 cents per $100 of assessed value for the 2014 fiscal year, to 31.30 cents per $100 of value for FY2015.

It is the fifth decrease of the real property tax, a fact one commissioner highlighted before the vote.

"We did lower the tax rate for the fifth time, and we balanced the budget," Commissioner Michelle Linkey said.

Mayor James Eberhardt also expressed his appreciation to town staffers...