From The Mayor

Truth and Taxation has been posted.

Councilman Steve Gibson has asked me to provide another update on this.

The City Council and I completely support our police department and the fact that we have our own police force. This increase is solely for the addition of a police officer. This will provide double coverage at the needed times to handle the ever increasing calls to the police department along with providing additional officer safety. For May and June, we had almost 800 calls for service each month.

Our police department is paid for out of the general fund where the property taxes are collected. Many experts suggest that your public safety should be funded by property taxes (as North View Fire District is). Pleasant View City collects approximately $675,000 a year in property taxes and our police budget is about $1,200,000. Thankfully we collect sales tax revenue to offset that cost.

As I have mentioned, the City Council has approved a property tax increase in the amount of just over 12%. This increase will net about $79,000 in additional property taxes collected. Please keep in mind that this is only the Pleasant View City line item, not the entire property tax bill. The current tax rate for 2017 is .001423 based on the value of your home. If it is your primary residence you only pay property taxes on 55% of it’s value.

I hope this information helps. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 801-782-9111 or any one of the City Council members.

Hope you have a wonderful summer!

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