WOODBURY SUPERVISORS APPROVE BUDGET WITH TAX HIKE

WOODBURY SUPERVISORS APPROVE BUDGET WITH TAX HIKE

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WOODBURY COUNTY TAXPAYERS WILL SEE A PROPERTY TAX HIKE AFTER SUPERVISORS APPROVED THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR THAT BEGINS JULY 1ST.

CITY HOME OWNERS WILL SEE A TAX INCREASE OF $31.68 BASED ON A $100,000 HOME.

RURAL TOWNSHIP HOMES WILL SEE THEIR TAXES GO UP BY $37.45 AND FARMLAND AGRICULTURAL RATES WILL JUMP BY $80.97 PER $100,000 OF VALUATION.

COUNTY BUDGET MANAGER DENNIS BUTLER SAYS THERE ARE FOUR REASONS FOR THE TAX HIKE:


OC….THE LAWSUITS. :16

SUPERVISOR DAVID TRIPP GOT APPROVAL TO FREEZE ELECTED OFFICIALS SALARIES. THAT SAVED JUST UNDER $32,500 IN THE TOTAL BUDGET OF $51 MILLION DOLLARS.

BOARD CHAIRMAN GEORGE BOYKIN SAID THIS YEAR’S BUDGET WAS A CHALLENGE, BUT EACH DEPARTMENT WORKED HARD TO REACH THE FINAL RESULT:


OC……AS A WHOLE. ;19

SUPERVISORS PASSED THE BUDGET ON A 4-1 VOTE WITH DAVID TRIPP VOTING NO.