Woodland council approves property tax drop due to fire district annexation

  • Source: TheReflector.com
  • Published: 11/23/2021 01:06 AM

Woodland City Council made good on a promise to reduce the amount of property tax residents pay in the city following strong approval for annexation last year into what’s now known as Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue. During its Nov. 15 meeting, the council voted on both an ordinance and resolution making the drop in property tax official. The decrease in tax equals about $1.51 per $1,000 of assessed value, bringing the city’s rate for 2022 to about 85 cents per $1,000. The reduction in the levy was conceived as a way to swap the levy amounts once the city became formally annexed by the district. Put up for a vote in August 2020, the measure passed by about 77.6% in the existing district and about 73.3% in the city. The decrease is similar to the current rate for Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue at $1.49 per $1,000 of assessed value, according to the Clark County Treasurer’s office, which residents will pay starting next year.


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