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Live where you work: Alderman says some not 'fully invested' in Kingsport

Rick Wagner, NET News Service • May 17, 2014 at 10:16 PM

KINGSPORT — If you work in Kingsport, Alderman John Clark wants you to consider moving to Kingsport.

And City Manager-elect Jeff Fleming said a project is afoot to encourage live-where-you-work behavior in the Model City.

"We have a lot of people who work in our city who don't live in our city," Clark said Thursday during a Board of Mayor and Aldermen work session.

Faced with financial woes that Mayor Dennis Phillips recently called the "worst year ever," the Board of Mayor and Aldermen during a work session reached an informal consensus on a 2014-15 budget plan that calls for a 4-cent property tax rate increase, a $5-per-month solid waste fee for curbside garbage pickup and slight increases in water and sewer rates.

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