YORK – “We’re pretty much a rubber stamp for these tax levies, as we cannot change any of them, we just have to approve them according to state law,” York County Commissioner Chairman Randy Obermier said Tuesday prior to the county board giving the final stamp of approval to all the property tax levies submitted to them by the various taxing entities/subdivisions in the county.
These were confirmed upon a vote by the York County Commissioners, sitting as the York County Board of Equalization.
York County’s levy is .23668 per $100 of valuation – which accounts for .19 for the general fund, .02 for debt service and .01 for ambulance. Last year’ the overall levy was .23224.
Benedict’s levy has been set at .42 per $100 valuation. It’s the same as it was last year and the year before.
Bradshaw’s total tax levy is a combination of general fund and bond fund, coming to an end total of .44 per $100 of valuation. That’s far less than the .73 tax levy last year and the .81 levy the year before that.
Gresham’s tax levy remains at .50 per $100, as it has historically been.
In Henderson, the general fund levy is .42 with a .38 levy for the bond fund. Therefore, the total levy for the City of Henderson is .81 per $100 of valuation. Last year, the total levy for the City of Henderson was .82 and it was .87 the year before that.
In Lushton, the levy has been set at just .05. It’s slightly less than last year, when it was .06.
McCool Junction has a levy that is a combination of general and bond – with an end total of .27 per $100 of valuation. Last year and the year before, McCool’s property tax levy was .30.
In Thayer, the, the levy has been set at .12, which is the same as last year.
Waco’s levy is a combination of .40 for general and .12 for bond, coming to a total of .52 per $100 of valuation. This is the same levy as last year and the year before that.
For the City of York, the property tax levy is .285. Last year, it was .31 and the year before that, it was .33.
The McCool Junction School District’s levy has been set at .78, which is less than the property tax levy of .85 last year and .86 the year before that.
York School District’s levy is $1.14 per $100 valuation (which is a combination of general, bond, special building and capital purpose levies). This is lower than last year’s levy of $1.19.
Heartland’s levy went from .61 per $100 of valuation last year to .50 this year.
Obermier and York County Clerk Kelly Turner confirmed that no levy was turned in by the York County Historical Society by the Sept. 30 deadline, so that entity will have no taxing authority this fiscal year.
The York County Ag Society levy has been set at .003 per $100 of valuation.
The Upper Big Blue Natural Resource District’s levy is .02.
There are also small levies set for fire and cemetery districts.
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