Ambulance services to collect less tax money

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Posted: Friday, June 7, 2019 6:00 am

Traill County’s two ambulance services will receive less taxpayer money in 2020 – possibly as much as $326,000 – after a review of how property taxes for emergency medical services are collected locally.

County Auditor Glenda Haugen told county leaders Tuesday that the ambulance services in Mayville and Hillsboro have collected 10 mills for more than a decade.

However, after a recent review by state officials and Traill County State’s Attorney Charlie Stock, the county needs a new public vote on the tax by residents, Haugen said.

For the 2019 tax year, West Traill Ambulance Service and F-M Ambulance, which services the Hillsboro and Buxton area, will be able to collect four mills.

Since one mill generated $54,354 in 2018, the ambulance services will see their tax collections plunge from $543,548 to $217,419, based on last year’s valuations.

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