Final Election Results are in with all votes from both Maricopa and Yavapai County counted. The final results will be canvassed at the June 3rd Council Meeting. Rui Pereira will be sworn in as the new Mayor at the June 17th Council Meeting. [Official Election Results........]
The Town of Wickenburg invites citizens to submit applications to fill vacancies on the LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMISSION and TRAILS ADVISORY COMMISSION. Read on...
The Public Hearing and possible approval of the Final Budget and Property Tax Levy for Fiscal Year 2019-20 have been moved to the June 17th Council Meeting.
Town Offices will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day. Trash and Recycling pickup will be moved back all week.
Truth In Taxation Hearing Notice of Tax Increase
As part of its Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget process, the Town is considering an increase in the primary property tax (levy) amount.
Though technically an increase because the Towns levy amount will be increasing, there is no increase in the rate property owners will be paying. The reason the levy is increasing is due to annexations and/or new construction. Therefore just as it cost $52.70 per $100,000 last year, it will still cost $52.70 per $100,000 in the coming year.
In compliance with Section 42-17107 of Arizona Revised Statutes, the Town of Wickenburg is notifying its property taxpayers of the Town of Wickenburg’s intention to raise its primary property taxes over last year's level. The Town of Wickenburg is proposing an increase in primary property taxes of $22,508 or 5.38%.
For example, the proposed tax increase will cause the Town of Wickenburg primary property taxes on a $100,000 home to be $52.70. Without the proposed tax increase, the total taxes that would be owed on a $100,000 home would have been $50.01.
This proposed increase is exclusive of increased primary property taxes received from new construction. The increase is also exclusive of any changes that may occur from property tax levies for voter approved bonded indebtedness or budget and tax overrides.
All interested citizens are invited to attend the public hearing on the tax increase that is scheduled to be held Monday, June 17, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers at 155 N Tegner St., Wickenburg, Arizona.