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February 27, 2014

Reno council rejects de-annexation effort

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“We did the best we could with very little money, but we’ve sure learned a lot,” he said, adding that the Parker County Elections Office did not inform him of all the petition requirements.

“They’ve won the first battle, but I don’t really think there’s going to be a war. I think most don’t want to pursue it, but I’m going to leave it up to them.”

Johnson said, two other petitions he presented to the city — one to increase the homestead exemption for those over 65 and those who are disabled and one to freeze taxes for those over 65 and those who are disabled — appear likely to produce results.

“They indicated they will pass the freeze and exemption,” he said, noting the council voted to have staff do a financial analysis on an ordinance to increase the exemption and prepare paperwork on a freeze.

“It was a pretty good night.”

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