Committee proposes property tax increase
A health insurance rate increase of 45 percent for city employees this year will mean that both employees on the plan and taxpayers will pay more.
The price increase has been set, but the exact amount of the tax increase has not yet been decided, said Tom Farnham, chair of the Finance Committee of the Havre City Council. The committee met Tuesday night for a budgeting session.
"We were very fortunate that we didn't have to raise insurance rates for 10 years, but it caught up to us after 9-11," Farnham told the committee. He said similar rate increases are happening all over the country.