St. George taxes

Property taxes are going up this year in St. George.

The Telegraph-Journal reports Town Council has approved an increase of 4.5 cents in the rate bringing it to $1.38 per $100 of assessment. It’s also adding $10 a year to the flat rate for utilities.

The increase in the tax rate is to make up for the cost of buying a new fire truck along with a droip in revenues from local service districts for fire protection. The cost of policing by the RCMP is also up.