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County board votes to lower property taxes

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In a marathon seven-hour meeting Nov. 5, the St. Croix County Board adopted a 2014 property tax levy that should mean a slight reduction in taxes for individual property owners.

Although several amendments were proposed and each discussed at length, only one amendment was adopted. The final budget amount and tax levy stayed as proposed by County Administrator Patrick Thompson. The new tax rate of $3.99 per $1,000 of property value compares to a 2013 rate of $4.09.

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Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including Patch.com in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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