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Commissioners approve tax hike

December 17, 2013

Photo by Joseph Bell Elk County Commissioner June Sorg, right, checks the interest rate on a Tax Anticipation Note [TAN] alongside fellow commissioner Dan Freeburg during Tuesday morning's board meeting.

RIDGWAY – The Elk County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday morning voted to adopt their proposed 2014 budget which includes a one-mill increase, the first hike since 2009.
"We haven't received any comment from any taxpayer," Elk County Commissioner June Sorg said regarding the required 20-day comment period as the budget was displayed at the commissioners' office. "The increase is one mill and that usually brings in about $500,000 to the county, and it will be a $50 increase for a $50,000 assessment (roughly the same as a house with a $100,000 market value)."
Sorg said the board was appreciative of the cooperation from various department heads within the county government.

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