Staff Writer

McCOMB — McComb Council on Monday gave the first reading to a proposal that would end the income tax credit provision for McComb residents who work in other municipalities.

The tax forgiveness program is slated to end Jan. 1, 2020 if council approves the legislation.

According to village tax officials, the move could bring in about $75,000 a year to McComb’s coffers.

Ending the income tax forgiveness has been done by other area municipalities, according to council.

Separately, Wylie Haas was hired as the finance officer for the village. She had been the utility billing clerk for the village.

About eight people had expressed interest in the post.

Separately, council set in motion a program that would allow McComb natural gas customers to pay their bills on the village website with a credit card or debit card.

In other business, council:

• Will seek a grant from the Hancock Park District.

• Held a closed executive session for the purpose of discussing legal matters.

• Thanked those involved with the recent McComb Cookie Fest.

• Will sell obsolete village-owned equipment via auction.

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