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7/14/2013 6:02:00 AM
County Supervisors to discuss planned tax hike
They'll go up, but homeowners won't see a change in their bills
Scott Orr
The Daily Courier

COTTONWOOD - The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors at its meeting Monday will hold a "Truth in Taxation" hearing because it intends to raise the property tax 7.78 percent for fiscal year 2013-14.

That increase would mean the tax paid on a $100,000 home would jump from $179.15 to $193.08, which will generate $3.6 million more in revenue.

But the board has also authorized cuts to the Flood Control and Library districts, so those entities will lower their levies by the same amount.

That means homeowners will actually see no increase in the amount of taxes they pay, according to County Administrator Phil Bourdon, but the board is still legally obligated to hold the hearing.

The board will hold another hearing Aug. 5 at its scheduled meeting in Prescott.

Also on the agenda: a discussion held over from the last meeting regarding a Community Health Services plan to allow "dog-friendly patios" at restaurants. The Food Code would need to be amended to let those establishments that want to permit dogs to apply for that right.

Health Services is in favor of the plan, and Director Stephen Tullos will explain to the board how and why the department would like it to work.

In other action, the board will vote on approval of a $254,000 contract with Atkins North America, Inc. for county flood-risk mapping, which would replace maps created in the 1970s, and, the Flood Control district notes, that may reduce or eliminate the cost for property owners to buy flood insurance.

And the board will vote on spending $112,000 to complete work on the new Juvenile Justice Center. The money will pay for numerous smaller items such as adding cameras, wiring, and card readers.

Monday's meeting starts at 9 a.m., at the County Administrative Services Complex in Cottonwood, 10 S. 6th St., and can be viewed by teleconference at the County Administrative Building Services building, 1015 Fair St. in Prescott.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2013
Article comment by: Tongue-in-Cheek .

Never let an opportunity get away. Which shell is the pea under? If you move the shells quickly enough, the average poor tax slug won't notice, but rest assured the Carnival Huckster moving the shells will win.

Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2013
Article comment by: Tom -

Come to the public employee merit board hearing on July 23,2013 at 9:00 AM at Fair ST. See how your county employees are treated.

Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2013
Article comment by: The Real Libertarian ...

Truth in taxation? Well, I've got a better idea. Yup, lower the Flood District & Library District tax rate AND then don't raise the Property Tax. Just because you need less money in one area, doesn't mean you must raise the tax rate to spend more in another.

Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2013
Article comment by: Wait Wut?

Hmmm...how is it possible our tax bills will remain the same but the increase of 7,78% will bring in 3.8 million more in tax revenue? I have a hard time trusting their word on this one.

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