Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

August 8, 2013
Last town hall meeting set for tax increase

Tuesday, Aug. 13 will be the last opportunity for the public to speak up about the county’s proposed tax hike and financial recovery plan at a Tooele County town hall meeting.

The last town hall meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Tooele High School. It is the fifth in a series of informal town hall meetings conducted by the county commission.

Previous town hall meetings have been held at Stansbury High School, Deseret Peak Convention Center, Grantsville High School, and the Stockton Miners Cafe.

The agenda includes a brief presentation of the county’s financial recovery plan followed by questions and answers from the audience directed to a panel that includes all of Tooele County’s elected officials.

The county is proposing to increase its portion of property tax revenue by 66 percent. The Tooele County tax on a $150,000 residence would increase from $106 to $179, a $73 per year increase.

The Tooele County tax on a $150,000 business would increase from $193 to $326, a $133 per year increase.

The formal public hearing for the proposed tax increase required by state Truth in Taxation laws will be held at the county commission’s Aug. 20 meeting, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Deseret Peak Convention Center.

Tim Gillie

Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Tim has been writing for the Transcript Bulletin since October 2017. In February 2019 he was named as editor. In addition to being editor, Tim continues to write about Tooele County government, education, business, real estate, housing, politics and the state Legislature.A native of Washington state and a graduate of Central Washington University, Tim became a journalist after a 20 year career with the Boy Scouts of America.

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