Property valuations of Ontonagon County in 2018 has risen by 2.5%
Written by Jesse Baroka on April 17, 2019
ONTONAGON – At last nights Ontonagon County Board meeting Ontonagon County Equalization Director, Ann Marie Husar had some good news for board members. Husar says the valuation of Ontonagon County in 2018 has risen by 2.5% over the previous year and the taxable value has increased by 3%. Husar gave the board the value change in each of the categories in the county, noting that Commercial Property has increased by 4.49% and residential real property by 3.04%. Husar cited the new Dollar General in Ontonagon as part of the reason for the increase. The largest negative value was seen in the Agriculture Real property which decreased by 6.13% and timber cutover value down by 2.42%. Also last night the board approved at the request of Ontonagon County Sheriff Dale Rantala the sending Jason Black and Carlo Pantti to the Northern Michigan Academy to become Sheriff Road Officers. Rantala said both men have signed contracts to pay back the county for the costs if they were to leave the Sheriff’s Department prior to four years after completing the academy. The total cost for the academy is just under $10,000. In other action the County Board: —Approved continuing the collection of 51 cents for 911 surcharge on phones the surcharge is still much lower than many other counties in the Western U.P.