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Douglas County adopts budget for 2022

Lowest tax rate in a decade could still cost some more for county services.

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Government Center in Superior, Wisconsin. Jed Carlson / 2019 file / Superior Telegram

Douglas County has a plan for how it's going to pay for operations in 2022.

The Douglas County Board adopted its $59.2 million budget Tuesday, Oct. 26. The revenue and spending plan will increase the property tax levy by $221,170 over 2021. The levy stands at about $17.9 million.

Total expenses increase by less than 1% despite increased costs for personnel.

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“One good thing is sales tax revenue,” Administrator Ann Doucette said. “Year-to-date is almost $3.9 million and that’s $677,000 over last year, which was a record year.”

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Doucette said the overall effect for taxpayers is the lowest tax rate for county services in the last decade.

With changes in equalized property values, some towns and villages will see an increase in property taxes, while others will see a reduction. Superior residents can expect to pay about 2.6% more for county services in 2022.

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As reported by Douglas County.
As reported by Douglas County.