Expect much higher tax bills

When Riponites open their tax bill within the next week, they may want to be sitting down.

Tax bills are set to increase by the largest dollar amount, per $100,000, in more than a decade.

“It’s the largest increase in the 12 years I’ve been here,” City Administrator Steve Barg said.

When all municipalities’ tax rates are compiled, the total mill rate a city of Ripon resident will pay is $26.91.

That means, the owner of a $100,000 home — after all tax credits are applied — will pay $2,533.68.

Meanwhile, a year ago, the owner of the same home would have paid $2,410.52 — a difference of $123.16.

“It’s a big jump, and it’s going to be a rough year,” Barg said.

Read the full story in the Dec. 3, 2009 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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