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Seneca County tax rate will be same or less in 2020

Seneca County Manager Mitch Rowe said the 2020 budget he is crafting likely will show an increase of about $3 million.

However, he was quick to add that the tax levy and tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value won’t go up.

“I’m confident the tax rate will be either the same or less than the 2019 rate,” Rowe said. “The rates will vary by town, depending their level of property assessments to full value.”

The 2019 tax rate on true value was $4.42, he noted.

An anticipated seven-figure increase in sales-tax revenue, highlighted by a possible rise in gaming revenue from del Lago Resort & Casino, is why Rowe is optimistic.

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