Archive for Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Board OKs budget

School levy to increase by nearly 2 mills

August 29, 2006

Taxpayers in the Lansing district will see their property tax bills for schools go up later this year.

Lansing School Board members on Monday approved, 4-0, a 2006-'07 district budget that places the mill levy at 50.43 mills, up 1.974 mills from last year's levy. A mill is $1 in taxes for every $1,000 in assessed valuation.

The increase amounts to a school tax bill that will be about $22.70 higher this year for the owner of a home in the district valued at $100,000. Homeowners in Lansing also experienced an average 12 percent increase in valuation this year, which also results in a tax increase for them.

At a public budget hearing preceding the vote, just two patrons attended and spoke to board members. Board members Craig Gephardt, Beth Stevenson and Richard Whitlow did not attend.

For more on the budget, pick up Thursday's edition of The Current.

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