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The City Raised $200,000

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The board of supervisors completed their annual equalization ol the taxes yesterday afternoon. The repoit of the committee, as adopted, raises the city of Ann Arbor $200,000 over last year, and the city of Ypsilanti $50,000. Augusta Lima, Sylvan and York are left the same as last year. All the other towns are lowered in amounts as follows : Manchester, $25,000 Lodi, $20,000 ; Sharon, $20,000 Webster, $20,000; Ypsilanti tovvn $20,000 ; Pittsfield, $20,000 Bridgewater, $15,000 ; Salem $15,000 ; Saline, $15,000 ; Scio Si5,ooo; Superior, $15,000; Ann Arbor town, Sio,ooo; Dexter $10,000; Freedom, $10,000; Lyn don, $10,000; Northfield, $10,000. Supervisor Scott moved that the equalization of last year be adopt ed, and speeches were made in sup port of this motion by Supervisors Scott, Pond and Miner, of Ann Arbor city, and Supervisor Duncan of Northfield, while speeches were made in opposition to it by Supervisors Watkins, of Manchester; Gill, of Superior, and Osborn, of Sharon It was shown that the city last year lost $1,250,000 personal taxes through the operation of the mortgage tax law, and was not lowerec on the equalization last year, but this made no difference with the vote. Supervisor Scott showed that all the country members of the equalization committee received a uniform decrease of $20,000 for their towns - Sharon, Ypsilanti Lodi and Webster. Supervisor Duncan said that it might not be a. popular thing for hitn to say that h'e wanted to cali their attention. to the fact that the taxes in the city fal on the poor men in the cities more than on the rich, and that when the law was changed, as it would be next year, to reach the personal ! property, then he was in favor of raising the city. Supervisor Osborne said he never had asked anything of the board that wasn't fair, and he never would. The vote on Supervisor Scott's amendment resülted in all the city supervisors and Supervisor Duncan voting for it, and all the rest against it. The report was then adopted.


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