Richardson County Approves Tax Breaks For Humboldt, Stella

FALLS CITY – The tax levies recently approved by Richardson County commissioners are putting money in the pockets of some residents.

Tax decreases are approved for residents of Stella and Humboldt.

County Clerk Mary Eickhoff calculates that a $100,000 property owner in the Village of Stella can expect to pay $60 less in village taxes, compared to the year prior.

The rural Stella fire and school district also has a lower levy, saving another $60.

The city of Humboldt has a levy decrease of about 6.3 percent. Eickhoff says the $100,000 property owner would save $128 over the year prior.

The Humboldt rural fire and school district also has a levy decrease, cutting property taxes there 7.5 percent for a $96 savings.

The tax rate for the City of Falls City is less than 1 percent higher. Taxpayers would pay about $8 more compared to a year ago.

The rural fire and school levy adds another $15 to the tax increase.

In other action, county commissioners agreed to contribute $5,000 to be a “visionary member” of Humboldt Shares.
Commissioners appointed Terry Frank to represent the county and be a voting member of the Humboldt Shares Board of Directors.

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