North Ogden officials OK 3% tax hike, citing inflation
NORTH OGDEN — For the fourth year in a row, North Ogden officials have approved a property tax hike, in part to keep pace with inflation.
The North Ogden City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the increase, which will bolster property tax collections for fiscal year 2024 to $2.5 million, up about 3% from the $2.43 million that would be allowed without a rise.
The officials also approved the city’s budget for the year, which calls for $10.93 million spending in the general fund, which accounts for most of the city’s major expenses.
There was little discussion at Tuesday’s meeting, as the city had held a public hearing on the tax increase proposal at an Aug. 15 public hearing. The tax hike would increase the city tax bill on a home worth $519,000, the average, from $331.98 to $341.97.
North Ogden also increased taxes in 2022, 2021 and 2020, though the 202o hike stemmed from a change in how transportation fees were assessed and didn’t result in new revenue. This year’s rise was described in part by officials as a means of keeping pace with inflation.
Officials from the City of Harrisville, the Ogden and Weber school districts and the Central Weber Sewer Improvement District also approved tax increases this month. Officials in South Ogden, the North View Fire District and the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District are also mulling rises.