Mohave County homeowners will end up paying more for several county special districts.
Along with the passage of a $280 million budget, the Mohave County Board of Supervisors agreed Monday to four modifications to special district tax levies.
The two largest, maintaining the same rate for the flood control district and a proposed return of 10 cents to the library district, triggered public hearings as required by law.
Both measures passed on a 3-1 vote with Supervisor Buster Johnson objecting to the flood control levy and Supervisor Hildy Angius to the library district.
Although state statute requires a unanimous vote on a proposed sales tax and an increase on the primary property tax rate that is in excess of 15 percent from the previous year, no such limitations are placed for adjustments to special districts that only require a majority vote, said Coral Loyd, Mohave County finance director.
Although the flood control district will remain at the current rate of 50 cents per $100 of assessed value, the county anticipates an increase in revenues. Because of increased property valuations the levy is expected to produce nearly $200,000 more in revenue next year or 2.7 percent above the Property Tax Oversight Commission truth in taxation amount.
Maintaining the same rate, property taxes on a $100,000 home will increase from $48.70 to $50 annually.
“A great deal of this revenue is shared with the cities,” Loyd said. “Each of the cities and the county utilizes this money for infrastructure and maintenance of drainage and flood control…
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