Cache County raising property taxes for 2017 budget

It looks like a small increase in property taxes will be approved when the Cache County Council passes its 2017 budget later this month.

Council Chairman Greg Merrill says the 2.12 percent tax increase, if approved, will be to help pay for increased costs, such as employee health insurance. Merrill says no new employees will be hired.

“Are some new employees needed in certain areas? Yes, they are, but we just can’t do it. I think of the Road Department. Josh Runhaar, who not only did consolidation, but reduced five employees over the last couple of years.”

Merrill says if the property tax increase goes through, county residents will be paying about $4 a year more on a home valued at around $240,000.

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