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Taxes Up Slightly In Proposed County Budget

On Tuesday, Sept. 14, the Kimball County Commissioners met for public comments for or against the proposed 2021-22 county budget. With no comments at that point, the commissioners opened the hearing for setting the budget.

The final tax request for 2021-22 is $3,249,327, a 3.32% increase from 2020-21, which would increase the levy from .449691 to .459842. The increase would result in a little more than a 1 cent increase per $100 in valuation – or, for example, a $10 increase for a $100,000 house.

New contracts, fuels, equipment purchases, chemicals and wages factored significantly in the budge...