Hernando taxpayers to get 5.8-mill hike

Hernando aldermen voted Thursday in a recessed board meeting to increase the city property tax rate by 5.8 mills, the first major increase in the city’s ad valorem tax rate in decades.

The board’s vote was unanimous, with the exception of Ward Four Alderman Mike McLendon, who was absent for the vote to raise taxes but was present to vote for the budget, which was approved unanimously.

DeSoto Times