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Gainesville approves 2013 budget with tax roll-up
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A divided Gainesville City Council passed its fiscal 2013 budget and a property tax rate roll-up at Tuesday’s meeting.As expected, the council approved the millage rate roll-up by a 3-2 vote. Council members Bob Hamrick and George Wangemann voted in opposition, arguing the rate increase was unnecessary.The roll-up is intended to adjust the rate enough to bring in the same amount of revenues from property taxes as the previous year. Gainesville is expecting a 7 percent decrease in the tax digest.The change is expected to raise the current 2.92 mills to 3.06.