Moline Plans Lower Property Taxes
Property taxes will probably go down next year in Moline. Tuesday night the city council will discuss a propossed budget for next year with a lower levy and tax rate.
Mayor Stephanie Acri says she and aldermen directed city staff to set the 2021 tax levy at 15.8 million dollars - down 100,000 dollars from this year.
"So that our community could recognize that we're not pushing the COVID-19 expenses onto their backs to bear - they've got enough going on."
Last spring, after the pandemic started, Moline began limiting employee overtime, seasonal hiring, and other spending. And since then she estimates COVID-19 has cut her city's revenue by five million dollars this year, and it could do the same next year.