The Valley County commissioners set all county levies in September. This year the total county-wide levies are 85.74 mills, slightly more than last year, which was 84.3 mills.
According to Commissioner Bruce Peterson, the increase is due to two things. The new county-wide taxable valuation came in at $25,891,793, which is $122,000 higher than last year. Also there was an increase in the three-year average of the Consumer Price Index, which counties may divide by two to increase the mills without going to the voters.
The value of one mill in the county is equal to $25,891.
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