Lebanon Reporter

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July 12, 2013

County OKs increase in CCD tax


Regardless the rate the council approves for next year, the tax will drop over the next few years, County Attorney Bob Clutter said, because the county’s assessed valuation is increasing. The “trending” method used to determine a property’s tax value also affects the rate.

Because the levy falls over time, it is standard procedure in other counties to hold hearings to increase the CCD, Sansone said.

“The levy is outside the levy limits,” she said, “so it’s extra money, that can be spent on many items.”

Implementing the 3.33 cent maximum would have raised an estimated $721,000, Sansone said.

“The counties I work with primarily are ones that need funding from every source they can find,” Sansone said, so it is not unusual for counties to adjust their CCD rates every two years.

Aaron Smith, Lebanon, was the only citizen to speak during a public hearing on the proposed increase. He opposed the plan, saying it would unfairly burden lower-income families.

“There appears to be room for continued modest county spending cuts before taxes are increased,” Smith said.

“I think it’s important we try to stay away from the social discussions ... and stick more to the economics of it,” Thompson said.

“It’s incumbent on us to be more prudent in our planning,” Thompson said. “We’ve been spending down that CCD money pretty aggressively.”

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