The St. Joseph County Council plans a vote on increasing taxes.
It’s not the most popular idea, they admit, but council members feel it’s a necessary one. ABC 57 reports that it’s a response to downstate legislation that has hurt funding for critical county resources. And those expenses continue to rise.
St. Joseph County Auditor Michael Hamann says he applauds the county council for having the courage to pursue the necessary sacrifice.
The average homeowner with property valued at $100,000 would likely pay and additional $7 or $8 per year under the plan, and school districts would also see an increase in taxes.