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The Carthage Press
  • Property tax levies change little for city, school district

  • There won’t be any appreciable changes in either the city or school property tax levies in Carthage this year.
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  • There won’t be any appreciable changes in either the city or school property tax levies in Carthage this year.
    Carthage’s city property tax levy will go up a fraction from 75.17 cents per 100 of assessed valuation to 75.34 cents.
    The school’s levy remains unchanged at $3.58 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.
    School levy
    The school’s levy was set after a public hearing at Monday’s Carthage Board of Education meeting that drew no public comment.
    School officials anticipate the levy raising a little more than $10.1 million for district operations and to make payments on the bond issues for the Carthage High School building and other bonds.
    Superintendent Blaine Henningsen said the assessed valuation of property in the larger school district rose by six-tenths of a percentage point from $280,728,574 in 2011 to $282,575,519.
    Henningsen said the district’s levy hasn’t changed in several years.
    City levy
    The city’s levy will be finalized after a public hearing at the Aug. 28 city council meeting.
    City officials anticipate that the levy will generate $868,317 for the general fund, public health fund, parks and recreation fund and library fund.
    City Administrator Tom Short said the city’s assessed valuation changed by less than a quarter of a percentage point from $114,947,850 in 2011 to $115,253,144 in 2012.
    Short said the city’s levy has remained flat for a few years because of flat or declining property values.

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