The Lufkin City Council approved the fiscal year 2020-21 budget and set the tax rate on Tuesday.

The city is proposing a tax rate of 53 cents per $100 valuation, which is higher than the “no new revenue” tax rate of 51 cents per $100 valuation. The proposed rate will raise $368,193 more property tax revenue for FY 2020-21 than it did for FY 2019-20. Of that, $117,173 is from new property added to the tax roll, according to the proposed budget document.

Recycling getting curbed

Blue recycle bins await pickup in front of businesses along Southpark Drive in Lufkin. Lufkin voted Tuesday night to discontinue its curbside recycling program and eliminate 33 city positions.

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