There’s good news and bad news for city of Waupaca property taxpayers, following the passage of the 2018 budget last night by the Common Council. The good news is the city’s tax rate is down a bit more than was projected, to 9 dollars and 67 cents per thousand, from 10 dollars and 10 cents. The bad news is that tax rates from the county and the school district, for the city’s portion of those taxes, are up more than initially projected, and the lottery credit is down slightly. All that adds up to 34 cent per thousand dollars valuation increase, or a 34 dollar increase on a city property valued at 100-thousand dollars. The overall city tax levy is up 2.4 percent, and the city’s total assessed valuation is up about 6.3 million dollars. There was no public comment on the budget at last night’s public hearing, before the council adopted the plan.