In a four-hour meeting on Monday night, the Signal Mountain Town Council balked at approving a 21.5 percent property tax increase on second and final reading.
Instead, the council directed City Manager Boyd Veal to rework the budget.
A large number of citizens at the meeting spoke against the large tax hike.
The council also spent a lengthy time revisiting the issue of whether the town should keep operating a water system or sell it.
The council had recently voted to continue operating it.
More to follow. . .