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Oakwood public hearing on budget draws no public
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No one showed for Oakwood City Council’s public hearing Monday night on the 2011 budget.

The council is now set to adopt the budget at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting, set to begin at 7 p.m. Monday.

The city is proposing a $3.6 million general fund budget, which becomes effective Jan. 1.

Against a tough economy, next year’s spending plan basically copies this year’s budget. Unlike other governments, however, the South Hall city has averted layoffs and employee furloughs.

City Council has given its final OK to a property tax rate of 2.48 mills, with 1 mill equal to $1 for each $1,000 in assessed property value. Property is assessed at 40 percent in the city.

The tax rate has remained the same for 11 consecutive years.

Tax bills will be mailed out Dec. 1 and taxes are due Feb. 1.