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Centralia aldermen hear tax updates

Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 12:03 pm

More than 20 attended the July 17 meeting of the Centralia Board of Aldermen.

Among the things to which they listened was a legislative update from Dist.44 Representative Rep Cheri Toalson Reisch.

David Hoppock was recognized at the Centralia City Council meeting as he retired after 30 years of serving on the Centralia Fire Department.

She mentioned at least two funding bills she was trying to revive.

Additionally, she said at least 50 people had funds, held by the state’s unclaimed property office.

Centralia Mayor Chris Cox asked about legislation regarding senior citizens not having to pay real estate taxes, Reisch said there were three qualifications. “One, you have to be 65 or older. Two, You must be receiving Social Security benefits. Three, you must live in your own home and pay real estate tax on it,” she said. “This will not eliminate your real estate tax, but it will keep that tax from increasing.”

After Reisch left Cox presented plaques of appreciation and service to retiring CFD Lt. David Hoppock and retiring assistant city clerk Phyliss Brown. Brown’s last day as a city employee is July 28…

Phyllis Brown retired after 15 years with the city office.

For the complete article, see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.