Stevens County Coordinator Rebecca Young. (Photo: Marshall Hoffman)

(Truth in Taxation) 12/07

Stevens County Coordinator Rebecca Young presented a levy figure lower than the September preliminary levy at Tuesday’s Truth in Taxation meeting with the County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was the last opportunity for the public to comment on the 2019 budget before it’s set, but it has nothing to do with individual property tax assessments.

Young said there will be a 2 percent cost of living adjustment for all County employees. She spoke on the KMRS Community Connection program. The County is mandated by statute to administer many of the Health and Human Services programs, which has seen increases in both adult and children’s mental health services. In addition, the number of out-of-home placements has skyrocketed to an average of 27, a number that is not expected to decrease any time soon.

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