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Deputy Mayor to Host Office Hours This Week

Missed Meeting Due to Illness

After missing due to an illness Deputy Mayor William Gotto will meet with residents this week to discuss their new tax rates. 

Gotto will be at on Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Depending on how many people turn out for the meetings they will either be held in the Mayor's office near the council chambers or in the chamber itself. 

The meeting, he hopes will be a chance to interact with residents of Howell who were . The unhappiness was magnified for many residents who also saw their homes . "I want to provide the public with increased personal accessibility in light of the reassessment and subsequent tax increase," he said. 

It has been more than a week since residents received their tax bills and Gotto said he understands why people are unhappy with the results with some seeing their taxes go up more than 30 percent. At the council meeting, and other places residents have asked how the increases have happened. 

With so many questions Gotto said he believes it is important to . "I believe I can provide better details on how we got where we are and personally explain initiatives that are underway to provide future relief."

Following their summer schedule the council is not scheduled to meet again until Aug. 14 at 7:30 at Town Hall.

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