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By Sandy Schroth

Commissioner presents video clip to support recent motion

Antelope County tax rate increase aproved


September 26, 2019

Sandy Schroth

cVideo evidence • Antelope County Commissioner Dean Smith (r) shows a 10-second video clip from the Aug. 22 meeting to fellow commissioners Tom Borer, Eli Jacob and Charlie Henerey, where an audience member used an obscene gesture toward commissioners.

Antelope County commissioners, after hearing comments from several constituents and county officials at a pair of public hearings Sept. 17, adopted the budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

The $19,155,429 budget includes asking for $6,114,213 from taxpayers next year through a county levy of .246195.

In order to balance all components of the budget, the levy computed by County Clerk Lisa Payne is about one-fourth cent more than the 2.5-cent increase proposed by commissioners in early September.

Taxpayers will see the increase on tax statements that will be mailed in December and come due...

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