Tuesday, January 23, 2018
News Roundup

Hernando commission removes cap on tax for mosquito control

BROOKSVILLE — Without discussion, the Hernando County Commission this week removed the cap on the amount of money the county can collect from property owners for mosquito control services.

In 2012, voters unanimously approved taxing themselves for the service, but the non-binding ballot question included a cap of .1 mills. That is in essence a dime in tax for every $1,000 of appraised taxable property value.

The county, however, has had to dip into general fund money over the last two years because the tax didn't raise enough to pay for the service.

During a recent discussion, commissioners agreed they preferred funding the service with a dedicated tax rather than general fund dollars.

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