County council will either lower draw for 2013 or set tax to another level

GREENFIELD — A decision by the Hancock County Public Library has paved the way for either lower taxes in 2013 or more money for underfunded county projects, such as roads.

The library board voted Tuesday night to request a one-year reduction in the county’s economic development income tax, from 0.15 percent to 0.10 percent. The board made the decision after the undistributed portion of EDIT money held by the county for use by both of the county’s public library systems grew to nearly $3 million.

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