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Property taxes to increase 1%

DAVENPORT–County residents will see a 1% increase in their property taxes next year. As is a typical annual practice, the Lincoln County Commissioners approved a 1% bump at their regular meeting Dec. 5.

Government municipalities such as counties, fire districts and school districts are prohibited from raising taxes more than 1% in an annual cycle.

“If we didn’t need the money, we wouldn’t do it,” commissioner Rob Coffman commented while noting that a 1% raise equates to very little money received compared to the expenses that face the county every year.

The certified tax levy was another step...


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