Utah County property owners sound off on proposed tax increase

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PROVO — Utah County commissioners were in the hot seat Wednesday as residents grilled them on a proposal to double county property taxes in 2020.

Property owners received a notice in the mail that the proposal would increase the county portion of their property taxes, currently 6.2% in Utah County, by 100% next year in order to help balance the budget.

“I understand … that’s alarming,” County Commission Chair Bill Lee said. “That’s going to make anyone look at it and think, ‘What in the world is going on here?’”

The notice has led to hundreds of phone calls and emails to county officials and drew a large crowd to a town hall Wednesday night, where county officials took a dive into the county budget and pointed out other proposed budget cuts.

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