Cache County Executive Craig Buttars had to be out of town and could not attend the November 10 meeting of the Cache County Council when his 2016 budget was outlined by finance director Cameron Jensen.
That budget called for a property tax increase of 4.19 percent along with a new municipal services tax. A large group of people turned out to the meeting, many complaining vigorously about the proposed tax hike.
Buttars says a budget workshop will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. and there will be another on Tuesday, November 24 prior to the council meeting. Buttars says the council will be looking hard for cuts wherever possible.
“I think there will be some increase, not as much as originally proposed,” Buttars says. “But it will depend on the decisions that the council makes right now.”
Buttars says Tuesday’s workshop will deal with the Sheriffs and attorneys budgets and the one next week will focus on county development services. One expense going up this year is health insurance for employees, which is increasing by 13.9 percent.