Ellsworth village levy up 3% in budget planEllsworth officials have raised the tax levy by three percent, the maximum allowed by the state, in the village’s 2010 budget proposal.
By: Bill Kirk, Pierce County Herald
Ellsworth officials have raised the tax levy by three percent, the maximum allowed by the state, in the village’s 2010 budget proposal.
The three percent hike in the coming year’s levy compares with a two percent increase for the levy in the past year’s budget, according to Village Clerk-Treasurer Peggy Nelson. The proposed property tax contribution for ’10 is $1,016,216. The mill rate (taxes per $1,000 of valuation) increased by 2.90 percent in the plan, from .005278 in ’09 to .005431 in ’10.
Nelson said Tuesday officials working on the plan opted not to carry over the unused amount from last year. A carryover of $30,517 would have been allowed. A public hearing on the budget proposal is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. in the village hall.
Read more in the print version of the Herald Nov. 18.