<I>County supervisors raise levy 5 percent</I><BR>Fund transfer averts larger increase in property taxes<BR><BR>
The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors approved a 7-cent increase in the property tax rate last Monday – the first for the county in 16 years.
The rate will go from $1.61 per $100 of assessed valuation to $1.68.
The increase will boost county property taxes on a home with an assessed valuation of $100,000 by approximately $7 per year. That increase, however, is considerably less than the 22-cent increase that the supervisors originally considered.