County Discusses Increasing Revenues

Tuesday, the Mason County Commission continued discussing their options for increasing revenues to the County. This includes possibly increasing property taxes through a Road Levy Shift, a Levy Lid Lift, or a Criminal Justice Levy; increasing sales tax with a Public Safety tax; increase fees and service charges; implement False Alarm and Nuisance policies; re-evaluating healthcare benefits for part time employees; and reducing staff and/or services.

The Commissioners voiced support for looking into a levy shift, lid lift, Public Safety Sales Tax, increasing fees and service charges, re-evaluate health benefits, and implementing false alarm and nuisance policies. The Commission also asked staff to annalyze the past five years to find out where the County’s revenues have gone. Another briefing will be scheduled in the next couple of weeks