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Petition drive underway regarding Floyd County property tax increase

Charles City, IA – Tax payers in Floyd County may be paying more for property taxes in the near future and this is not sitting well with some local citizens as Bob Svec reports:

Gordy Boge, a rural resident of Charles City and president of The Coalition for Better County Government says over spending on the courthouse remodel and sheriff’s office construction costs went up 40% from the general obligation bond amount of 13.5 million dollars to 18.6 million dollars.

Boge says taxpayers want transparency from the board of supervisors and want to know where the additional money is going.

Boge says that the Coalition has hired an attorney who has drawn up a petition that has to be submitted to the three member Floyd County Supervisors AND the Iowa Board of Appeals within 10 days of April 1st, which means the petition needs to be submitted Thursday or Friday at the latest.

Boge told North Iowa News that taxes on a house sitting on less than 10 acres in Floyd County will go up 33.45%.

Boge states it is too late to stop the increase but people need to know more details. He says budgets have been cut in all departments but now the increase is being put on the backs of the taxpayers.

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