While county government cut its tax levy last year by eliminating a $3 million levy on Valley Hi, it had increased its tax take most years aiming at new construction.
the County Board is planning to put the tax levy higher than it was two years ago.
The proposal to be voted upon next Tuesday night is $79,344,078, up from the approximately $76 million for this year’s taxes.
They are also not planning to kill the Valley Hi tax by levying nothing for that enterprise, which has over $40 million in the bank.
MCC, on the other hand, by keeping its tax levy constant, actually cut the tax burden on current taxpayers each year.
That’s because the new construction each year brought down MCC’s tax rate.
Here are the figures being proposed at next week’s College Board meeting:
This will be the fourth year for a flat levy.
It has not increased since Chris Jenner, Tom Wilbeck and Molly Walsh were elected to the Board.
Those three, along with the sitting Ron Parrish, comprised the tax fighting Trustees.