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Papio-Missouri River tax levy lowering in 2021

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Posted at 9:49 AM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 10:49:42-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Thursday, the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District Board of Directors voted decrease the Papio NRD property tax levy for 2021.

“It is our civic duty to save taxpayer dollars and we are proud the district’s property tax levy will decrease again this year,” said John Winkler, general manager of the Papio NRD. “For 15 out of 16 years, the district has either decreased or kept the tax levy the same,” said Winkler.

With a tax levy of .036490 per $100 of assessed valuation, a homeowner with property valued at $100,000 would pay a total of $36.49 or 3.04 cents a month in property taxes next year. The FY2021 budget calls for an estimated $27 million in revenue from the NRD’s property tax levy with a total operating budget is estimated at $75.5 million.

According to the Papio-Missouri River National Resource District, the property tax levy amounts to less than two percent of a homeowner’s total property tax bill who lives within the District’s six-county area. The levy is based on an estimated 7.06% increase in valuations across the district, which includes all of Sarpy, Douglas, Washington and Dakota counties, plus the eastern 60% of Burt and Thurston counties.