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Wausau property tax increase changes


by Brittany Earl

WAUSAU(WAOW)--Wausau city property taxes are projected to rise next year, however after some number crunching and calls for cuts, taxes won't rise as high as previously thought.

Last month the Mayor's budget was estimated to increase property taxes by 23 cents. The Mayor recently asked all City Departments to find cuts and get back to him by November 15th. The Wausau City Council held a public hearing Tuesday night, several residents voiced their opinions saving they don't want to see property taxes increase.

But Alderman Gary Klingbile, Chair of the Financial Committee says, the increase could be less than what it was originally projected. The Mayor's budget is now estimating an 8 cent increase.

With that 8 cent increase that means $8 would be added to every property tax bill of a $100,000 dollar home. But Klingbile says the numbers could always change as they wait for the state numbers to come in which he estimates will on November 17th.

Klingbile says no decision was made Tuesday night but on November 23rd the city council will adopt the budget and adopt the a tax levee.

Online Reporter: Brittany Earl


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