City of Waupaca property owners will see a slight decrease in the city portion of their property taxes for 2019. The city’s Common Council gave unanimous approval to the 2019 budget last night, a 7.1 million dollar spending plan that calls for a local tax levy of 3.25 million dollar, and a tax rate of 9 dollars and 63 cents per thousand dollars valuation. The levy is down 2.1 percent from 2018, with much of that coming from a refinancing of the city’s debt, which knocked 64-thousand dollars from the debt service levy. The mill rate is down 4 cents per thousand. That, along with an increase in the lottery credit, city taxpayers should see a reduction of about 15 dollars on a 100-thousand dollar home.
In other city news, the council also approved a blight designation and acquisition resolution pertaining to the former Mid-Town Motors property, at 205 West Fulton Street.