Lindsey Ferrari / 15 December, 2017


By Angelique McNaughton

The Summit County Council on Wednesday unanimously agreed to impose a property tax hike after a more than two-hour discussion with East Side residents.

The County Council’s decision came after nearly a year of meetings and conversations on the matter. The county began the Truth in Taxation process in September after County Manager Tom Fisher proposed drastic budget cuts if property taxes weren’t raised.

The Council approved a 27 percent revenue increase for the general and municipal funds, which amounts to about a 5.5 to 7 percent hike on an average property tax bill. The property tax increase was approved along with the county’s $53.8 million 2018 budget. The budget includes two additional full-time employees and $4.06 million in capital projects…Read More