Commissioners approve mill levies

Sheridan County commissioners approved mill levies in their staff meeting Monday. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Following a public hearing in their staff meeting Monday morning, Sheridan County commissioners approved the mill levy for the county, municipalities and school and special districts for the year that started on July 1.

County Administrative Director Renee Obermueller presented the report to commissioners in the absence of County Assessor Paul Fall, who was unable to attend the meeting.

Obermueller said the total county valuation for 2020 is just over $470 million.

Commission Chairman Nick Siddle opened the public hearing at 9:45 a.m. and closed it at 9:46 a.m. after receiving no comments from anyone in the audience. Commissioners approved the levy on a motion from Commissioner Mike Nickel.

County Commission Chairman Nick Siddle. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Mill levies set for 2020/21 include 123 mills each for Sheridan County and the state, 5.5 for Sheridan College and 6 for the county-wide school levy. In addition, the three school districts each receive 25 mills in operating levy plus 1 mill each for recreation. School District 1 also collects a total of 1 mill for BOCHES.

The city of Sheridan and the towns of Dayton, Ranchester and Clearmont each receive 8 mills. The county’s six fire districts receive 6 mills each, and Sheridan County Weed and Pest receives 1 mill for operation and 1 mill for leafy spurge.

Sheridan County additionally has seven improvement and service districts, and five of those receive special assessment funds, and three of the five irrigation districts receive special assessment funds. The special assessments are assessed as dollar amounts, not mill levies.

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