County Clerk Rebecca Nordyke said Monday that the numbers in the entire county are up about $4 million compared to one year ago at this time. “The residential and some of the commercial property has gone up.”
Nordyke added that the county also went up about $1.4 million in state asssessed utilities. “This is really good news because over the past couple of years we’ve actually been losing value so to have some increases is good for us.” That could potentially produce more tax revenue but Nordyke noted that would depend on what the county commission does with the 2020 budgets.
She has advised the commission to be conservative in their budget planning for 2020 by dropping $1 million from their estimates due to anticipated appraised value appeals to the State Board of Tax Appeals by a pair of lodging establishments and one church.