Friday, November 24, 2017
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Property tax rates stable in Pinellas Park, Seminole, Kenneth City

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Property owners in three mid-Pinellas cities will see no increase in their property tax rates for the coming year.

•Pinellas Park council members on Thursday approved retaining the current property tax rate of about $5.59 per $1,000 of assessed, taxable property. That means a home valued at $150,000 with a $50,000 homestead exemption will pay about $559 in city taxes for the 2013-14 fiscal year that begins Tuesday. Council members also approved an overall operating budget for 2013-14 of about $50.6 million.

•Seminole council members on Wednesday approved a property tax rate of about $2.48 per $1,000 of assessed, taxable property value. The owner of a home valued at $150,000 with a $50,000 homestead exemption would pay about $248 in city taxes. The proposed 2013-14 operating budget is about $14.6 million.

•Kenneth City council members on Wednesday approved a tax rate of about $4.57 per $1,000 of assessed, taxable value costing the owner of a home valued at $150,000 with a $50,000 homestead exemption about $457 in city taxes. Council members also approved by a 4-1 vote an overall operating budget of about $4.6 million. Mayor Teresa Zemaitis voted against the budget without comment.

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