Corvallis Seeks Property Tax Increase

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Two issues will appear on the November ballot for this year’s special election. The first seeks approval of an 11-acre annexation into the city. The site is north of Nash Avenue between southwest 49th and 53rd streets. Also at issue is a five-year increase in the property tax rate. If approved the … Continue reading »

Philomath School Levy Barely Passes

PHILOMATH, Ore. — Voters passed the Philomath school levy by 132 votes. At a gathering at Philomath School Board Director Tom Klipfel’s home, supporters of Measure 02-84 celebrated a victory, but they were more surprised than relieved. “Little disappointed that the margin was so tight,” said Tom Klipfel. “It’s very tight. It’s a lot closer … Continue reading »

Councilors Consider Suspending MUPTE

EUGENE, Ore. —  The incentive to add housing to downtown Eugene may soon be on hold. The Eugene city council is considering suspending the Multi-unit Property Tax Exemption program. Councilors say they want to retool the program that provides incentives for multi-housing in the core of downtown. Councilors want to re-evaluate some of the criteria used … Continue reading »

Public Safety Levy Ballot Vote Delayed

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Commissioners inched closer to putting a public safety tax levy on the May ballot. Commissioners once again listened to comments Tuesday night from the public on why they would or would not vote for more taxes. Last week commissioners asked staff to come up with ballot language for the levy. … Continue reading »

Eugene Property Tax Levy Moves Forward

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council is moving forward with plans to place a property tax levy on the May ballot. Councilors instructed the city manager to come back with wording for a ballot initiative. Before councilors voted, they listened to about an hour and a half of comments from the public, Monday night. … Continue reading »

Property Tax Deadline Nov. 15

EUGENE, Ore. — Homeowners have until Nov. 15 to turn in this year’s property tax payment. You should have your statement by now. There are several ways to make a payment–the return envelope in snail mail, go to a drop box, turn it in at the assessor’s office, or go online. There’s also a little … Continue reading »