New tax for Silverhills passes

The Silverhill Town Council split on several issues coming before the council’s regular meeting on Monday at Town Hall.

First, the council narrowly voted to approve an impact fee ordinance for the town. The ordinance will allow the town to impose a 1 percent fee on all new construction in the town.

Then they voted for council members and other town officials to have their fee to attend the Central Baldwin Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet paid and to give $300 to Silverhill Elementary School in support of the school’s honors program. The measure passed unanimously with Criswell and Wilson abstaining.

Ordinance passes by narrow margin