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City taxes will go up for Havre property owners

 

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The Havre City Council on Monday approved a tax increase for the fiscal year that began July 1.

The amount of property tax mills will increase from 154.6 to 160.76.

The increase on a house with a taxable value of $50,000 would be about $7.

Lowell Swenson, city clerk and finance director, said city taxes are going up because the taxable value of all property in Havre has gone down. Because of the decrease in taxable value, the city had to increase the tax rate in order to raise the same amount of tax revenue.

"Our mills went up to make up for our taxable valuation," he said.

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