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Council approves maximum allowable tax hike


Last updated 11/30/2017 at Noon

Citing the lack of a utility tax, members of the Mill Creek City Council justified a 1 percent increase in the city’s share of property taxes collected by the county and a jump in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) levy to keep up with increased costs.

The increased bill reflects the 12.7 percent increase in the assessed value of the average home in the city. The approved tax hike will boost the tax bill for the owner of a $400,000 home in Mill Creek by less than $13.50.

Following an unexpectedly quiet public hearing, the council approved the recommendation submitted by City Manager R...

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