Washington County sets levy, budget

The Washington County Board of Commissioners set the county’s 2017 budget and levy Dec 13.
The board certified the following:broadstreet.zone(48036);
• a tax levy of $96.1 million for county operations and $1.05 million for the Land and Water Legacy Program
• a property tax levy set by the Washington County Community Development Agency at $4.718 million
• the Washington County Regional Rail Authority levy of $776,800
The board has been reviewing the 2017 recommended budget, which will be supported by the levies, since mid-summer.
The approved budget increases the county net tax levy (excluding Land and Water Legacy funding) by 3.49 percent, to $96.1 million. The county’s median-valued home is $243,200, up 1.1 percent in value from 2016. It is expected that the owner of the median-valued home would pay a county property tax increase of about $6, or about 0.8 percent, for 2017. The county’s non-levy revenue is expected to be $102.5 million, an increase

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