Budget: County reduces levy by 57 cents
For second-consecutive year, county has no plans to bond; debt service continues to dwindle
The county’s levy continues to head south.
Sandy Hysell, Union County auditor, reported Wednesday the county has reduced its levy $1.21 per $1,000 of valuation in the past two years. The county’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2013-14 sets the levy at $13.79 — down 57 cents from $14.36 this year.
“That’s a considerable drop in the levy,” said Ron Riley, board of supervisors chairman. “A big part of that is valuations, especially ag lands, have went up. That means the county has more money coming in.
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