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Low turnout at Minocqua’s annual meeting

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MINOCQUA – Homeowners and other real estate owners in the town of Minocqua will dig a bit deeper in their pocketbooks to cover the town’s portion of real estate taxes levied against the 2022 budget.

With just two reporters and one citizen in the audience, the electors at Minocqua’s annual meeting Thursday approved a $4.2 million levy, which will require a town tax rate of $2.27 per $1,000 of local assessed valuation. The town levied $3.89 million in taxes last year.

The new tax rate is up slightly from the prior year’s $2.13 per $1,000 valuation. The rate will mean the owner of a home assessed at $100,000 will pay $227 in local taxes. That’s $14 more than the prior year.

About a dozen elected officials and other town employees made up the bulk of the electors at Thursday’s session. From the audience Pat Pechora made the motion to approve the levy.

Town chairman Mark Hartzheim noted there were “not a lot of changes this year” from the 2021 budget. The approved 2022 budget is $5,816,198, up from the 2021 budget of $5,598,749. That shows an increase of about $217,500.

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