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Stribling speaks out against marina tax exemption
Mayor testifies before house subcommittee
Tim Stribling
DeKalb County Mayor Tim Stribling testified before the State House Local Government Committee last week concerning a new piece of legislation which, if passed, would exempt marina owners from paying county property taxes. Stribling joined mayors from Henry, Benton, Humphreys and Clay counties who are concerned about a bill, filed last year by Republican State Representative Cameron Sexton of Crossville and by Republican State Senator Bo Watson of Hixson which would exclude marina owners or operators who lease property owned by the federal government from paying county personal property taxes on marina holdings. The bill stalled in committee last year, but hearings on the measure have resumed.