Group challenges bridge tax

May 28, 2019 GMT

A group of local taxpayers has challenged paying more in taxes to maintain Allen County’s bridges.

The Neighborhoods United group Friday filed 300 signed petitions asking for a hearing on a proposed tax increase, Allen County Auditor Nick Jordan said today.

He said he will review the names to validate they are Allen County taxpayers and turn over at least 10 petitions : the required number : to the state Department of Local Government Finance so a public hearing can be scheduled.

In April, the Allen County commissioners approved an increase from 100 of assessed value to .0224 when setting budgets and taxes in the fall, Jordan said.   

The tax was described as revenue-neutral by the commissioners because it would generate the same amount of income as two bonds that would be retired.