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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Road tax levy lift approved for Nov. ballot


August 1, 2019

Whitman County commissioners Monday approved a proposal for a road levy tax lift to go on the ballot in November.

To be voted on by residents of the county’s unincorporated areas, the added revenue would go primarily for maintenance on rural roads.

The measure would raise the rate of tax collection on property from $1.45 to $2.25 per thousand dollars of assessed valuation. The rate would then likely go down as home valuations go up from year to year.

The county has spent from reserves in the road department for the past three years.

“At some point in the very near future we will have...

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