County board votes to lower property taxes
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.