Reconstructing the Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District tax may take a step forward next week.

Downtown property owners will discuss reworking the SSMID at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at La Feria. Tim Clark and Dave Rose indicated that some of the leaders involved in previous discussions are leaning toward a 6-percent tax, down from the original 10 percent.

In March, opponents to the 10-year-old special tax on downtown businesses filed a remonstrance petition that shut down the Clinton City Council from adopting it.

During a series of meetings since April, current SSMID opponents Rose, Mark Vulich and Jim McGraw, met with Tim Clark, chairman of the Downtown Partnership, and other downtown leaders to discuss altering the SSMID.

Read the entire story in today's Clinton Herald.