The commissioners approved a total tax rate of 22¢ per $100 assessed value with 5¢ for the Senior Citizen Fund, 5¢ for the Senate Bill 40 fund and 12¢ for the county tax.
County Clerk Karen Leader stated that with a 100 percent collection rate the 12¢ county tax will generate $392,425 and the Senior Citizen Fund and Senate Bill 40 tax would each generate $163,510.
The county’s assessed valuation increased by $10,417,590 with increases in residential, agricultural, commercial and railroad/utilities. However, personal property decreased by $2,809,528.
The bank loan payment on the Administration Center is $355,826. Other estimated costs include $54,000 for utilities, $40,890 in janitorial and $100,000 in maintenance for an estimated total of $550,716.
Possible maintenance projects on the Administration Center include: sealant on the seams, leaking windows, water detection device in the recorder of deeds office, waterproof storage containers and security cameras on the back side of the building. The remainder of the money will be saved in case of a major repair.