Rec District to seek tax hike in June

Group asking voters for 6 mills to pay for summer rec activities

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Posted: Friday, September 13, 2019 6:00 am

The Hillsboro Rec District will ask voters to approve a property tax increase of six mills in the June 2020 election to subsidize the district’s summer rec programs.

More than a year after discovering the rec district’s taxing authority of 2.5 mills had expired, members of the board on Wednesday proposed reinstating the tax at six mills to help pay for popular summer programs such as Little League and T-ball in Hillsboro.

Rec board member Cody Harstad estimated the mills requested next June would generate about $22,200 for the rec district, which ended its fiscal year in the red.

Based on figures reviewed Wednesday night, the district lost $5,400 the past year despite a $10,000 donation from the Hillsboro City Commission to keep the district afloat.

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