Crawford: Tax increases are never a good thing on a business

Crossville Mayor R.J. Crawford has spoken out about the city’s recently proposed rec center project.

He told a local media outlet the project may be partially funded by the YMCA in the sum of 10 million while the rest of the project could be leveraged through water rates and sales tax revenue through a “Sports Authority.”

He also said the council is considering the formation of a Tourism Development Authority, but putting the burden on the taxpayer has never been an option for him.

“Tax increases are never a good thing on a business,” Crawford told the UCBJ. “It adds to the cost side of doing business. … I will do everything I can to mitigate the tax burden for business and residences.”

With the current price tag estimated at around 39M (29M after the YMCA’s cut), the council will take another look at all the options in May as the final decision will be based on final bonding rates, according to reports.

This is an ongoing story. Check back for updates.

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