County tax rate to increase 2 percent

TO BE NOTED – The dollar amount of $23,233,722, or 60 percent, is extremely inflated for the mental health, mental retardation and development disabilities service area, according to auditor Liz Williams. In actuality, Butler just manages the funds of a consortium of 22 counties in the region and is its fiscal agent of money coming in and out.

Butler County tax rates are projected to increase by about 2 percent in fiscal year 2015.

The countywide levy is forecasted to bump up 11 cents at $5.87 per $1,000 of valuation, while the rural levy is estimated to stay where it has for the last several years at $3.75 per $1,000 of valuation. The overall levy rate is expected to move to $9.62 per 1,000 of valuation.

The Board of Supervisors has re-estimated this year’s total revenues to 39,814,642, about 15 percent more than the initial proposal, with revenues projected at $36,555,523 in FY 2015.

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