After getting a certified tax rate slightly higher than predicted, the Charlotte Town Council amended its property tax rate up eight hundredths of a penny Tuesday night. The council had already approved its budget for 2013-14 and a property tax rate of 18.16 cents based on a preliminary projection following a countywide reappraisal program. But after the state set a certified tax rate of 18.24 cents to generate the same total dollars in revenue as the previous year, the council voted on first reading Tuesday to amend the tax rate to the certified figure. Following an overall decrease in property values, the state determined that 18.24 cents per $100 of assessed value will bring in the same total revenue as the previous 17-cent property tax rate. With a budget already approved based on status quo revenue, the council went ahead and approved the small adjustment to the rate on first reading this week. For a Charlotte residence appraised at $100,000, the adjustment increases annual property taxes by about 20 cents. A public hearing and second vote on the amended rate will be held in August. The city of Dickson has already approved a tax rate adjustment from 90 cents to 92.9 cents while the White Bluff Town Council passed an adjustment from 43.97 cents to 45.61 cents based on the certified figures. Vanleer’s Board of Aldermen will meet Monday and consider a budget and certified tax rate of 7.06 cents, up from the current 6.84. Burns officials are still working on the town’s 2013-14 budget after receiving a certified tax rate of 69.42 cents, up from 66 cents.