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.