At their meeting Jan. 29, the Lucas County Health Center Board of Trustees set the mill levy rate to be published in the Chariton Newspaper for the 2019-20 fiscal year LCHC county budget. The board decided to keep the mill levy set at the same rate as the last two years at $3.61229 per $1,000 of valuation.

The board voted unanimously in favor of keeping the mill levy the same with Dave Fletcher, Natalie McGee, Mike Miller, Angie Dachenbach, Sue Frazier, Randy Westman and Lisa Junkman all voting yes.

The board also set the date for the public hearing for the proposed 2019-20 LCHC county budget to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the David M. Miller Board Room at LCHC. At the public hearing, any resident or taxpayer may present objections to, or arguments in favor or, any part of the proposed budget.

If necessary, the hearing will be moved to the cafeteria in the basement of LCHC.

Once the proposed mill levy is published in the newspaper in advance of the hearing, it can’t be increased from the published amount. It can only go down or stay the same when the budget hearing is held.

The proposed mill levy will generate and estimated total tax revenue amount of $1,294,641 in 2019-20, which is a $71,000 increase from last year. The tax valuation increased from $338,806,282 in 2018-19 to $358,398,914 in 2019-20.

Read the February 5, 2019 edition of the Chariton Leader for the rest of the story.

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