Posted: Aug 30, 2012 7:41 AM by Breanna Roy - KPAX News
Updated: Aug 30, 2012 10:11 AM
MISSOULA- Taxes in Missoula County are going up as property values drop.
The Missoula County Commission held their final budget hearing on Wednesday and as it stands, taxpayers will notice an increase of about $6.50 per $200,000 home.
Commissioners say the increase is a result of country property assessments going down, but add they're setting the budget to operate at their 2011 level.
"I think we did pretty good at holding the bottom line and only having to raise taxes by 1.67%, and not asking people to pay more than what they need to for us to be able to deliver the service that we do to them," Missoula County Commissioner Michele Landquist commented.
Commissioners will vote on the budget next Wednesday.