Great news for tax payers. Here from Elmbrook. All sorts of stories are coming out around Wisconsin because of ACT 10 and what Scott Walker and what republicans did this past spring.
Residents of the Elmbrook School District can expect to pay less for the school portion of their 2011 property tax bills, following preliminary approval of the district's proposed 2011-12 budget.
Residents voted at the district's annual meeting Monday to set a tax levy of about $72 million, a 7.6 percent decrease from the 2010-11 tax levy.
That puts the 2011 tax rate at $9.75 per $1,000 of property value, down 8.8 percent from last year.
Based on equalized values, the owner of a $300,000 home can expect to pay $2,925 this year in school taxes - down from $3,207 in 2010. However, property taxes will vary depending on actual assessed values.
Let's be honest here. If your school board renewed contracts with teachers unions for one to two more years, you can go look at your morning weather. You are S O L. Those with good school boards who used Scott Walkers tools, alleluia. Wait, don't count your chickens before they're hatched.
What will tax payers really see a decrease? Will some local counties, cities and townships really let property owners see their tax bills go down?
I just wonder if some will try to raise local taxes because of the decrease of school tax levies. With less funding municipalities received from the changes in the state budget, liberals in government will always be liberals first and friends of tax payers last. They will fight tooth and nail to keep as much money as they can. Will they say they neeed more money for pot holes and police cars, for libraries to sewer caps. Wil they cry out, school taxes are going down but we are short on local taxes, we will keep a part of your money. I am no expert on local government but you can never be sure how local politicians think, say and do.
The proof is in the pudding and we the property owners in Wisconsin will not see our tax bills till December.