Bucyrus City Council rejects income tax credit reduction

Legislation that would have reduced by half the city’s income tax credit was rejected in a three-four vote by members of Bucyrus City Council on Tuesday.

Council members then voted unanimously in favor of an emergency ordinance placing a 0.25%, five-year additional income tax for safety forces on the May ballot.

Kevin Myers, R-at-large, said his constituents gave him an “overwhelming message” that they opposed the tax credit reduction.

“As I stated prior, I believe that we have a duty to try to spread that burden equally among all of our tax-paying citizens, and not just the ones that are working out of town,” Myers said after the vote. “My goal is to hopefully see if we can get this levy passed that we can share it with all of the taxpayers, rather than just the 1,700 that work out of town.”

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