Commission approves property tax increase

PNT staff

The Roosevelt County Commission approved a slight raise in property tax rates for the 2011 tax year at a special meeting Tuesday at the county courthouse.

Commissioners approved the new rates after county assessor Kenner Carrasco provided overview of property tax rates.

Carrasco said the net taxable value for the county for 2011 will be $305.5 million.

The 2011 average county tax rates (in mils):

• Residents: 10.85

• Non-residents: 10.81

The 2010 average county tax rates (in mils):

• Residents: 10.487

• Non-residents: 10.487

A mil is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed property value per year.

Commissioners also approved replacing one of the road viewers for North Roosevelt Road AQ because he is no longer a resident of Roosevelt County. The new viewer will be David Orton.