Bob Hughes

South Boston vice mayor Bob Hughes makes a motion to approve the town’s proposed 2022-23 budget, which contains a real estate tax increase, at a Monday evening work session in Council Chambers. Seated next to Hughes is councilman Winston Harrell.

South Boston Town Council voted in favor of an increase in the town’s real estate tax at a Monday evening work session. The tax hike signed off on by council takes the real estate tax rate from 21 cents per $100 assessed property value to 27 cents per $100.

The tax increase is part of the town’s proposed overall $15,310,982 budget for the next fiscal year. Council will take a final vote on the budget in a second reading at next month’s reading.

Miranda Baines is a staff writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact her at mbaines@gazettevirginian.com.

Miranda Baines is a staff writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact her at mbaines@gazettevirginian.com.