Some Commerce residents who had not been paying attention to their city council and school board got a surprise in the mail last week.
The office of Jackson County tax commissioner Don Elrod mailed out tax bills. By Monday morning, upset Commerce residents were calling him to complain.
Both the city council and the city school board had advertised the increases in their tax rates. The city also advertised and held three public hearings — but no one attended any of them.
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