From council members venting on Facebook to an editorial published in the Herald, it seems no one is thrilled with a proposed 28.6 percent increase in property taxes. The increase would come even after state property tax relief would be instituted in the form of a mill buydown for the school district.
You can read the basics about the increase here.
A notice was sent out to some property owners saying there will be an overall reduction in property taxes even with the increase factored into it.
Some aren’t buying the “decrease” label and plan to vent their frustrations at a Aug. 12 public hearing on the matter. The hearing starts at 6 p.m. in the Mark Sanford Education Center, 2400 47th Ave. S. in Grand Forks.
I’ll have a more in-depth look at the issue with comments from school district administrators, the school board president and local legislators coming late tomorrow for the web and Friday morning for those who pick up the paper.