Montague County proposes to retain same tax rate as 2017

By BARBARA GREEN
editor@bowienewsonline.com
Thanks in part to a nearly two percent increase in certified property values Montague County Commissioners plan to maintain the same tax rate of .55 cents per $100 in property value for 2018.
There was a unanimous record for the proposed tax rate, which will be considered in a pair of public hearings set for 8:45 a.m. on Aug. 27 and 10 a.m. on Sept. 5.
The public hearing for the proposed 2018-19 budget also was set for 8:45 a.m. on Sept. 10, where there will be a vote on adoption. With the proposed tax rate agreed to by commissioners, there was no need for a budget workshop.
Montague County’s certified values were presented to the court by Tax Assessor Syd Nowell showing a total of $1,849,027,701, which is a 1.996 percent increase of $36,190,171 from 2017.

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