The first official action taken by Woods Cross' new councilman and mayor Tuesday was to raise the city's certified tax rate.
The council voted unanimously Tuesday to raise the rate, meaning homeowners will pay slightly more in taxes next year.Homeowners of an $80,000 home, for example, will pay about $2 more a year. The increase will generate about $5,000 more for the city each year.
The move was needed to hedge against years when the state drops the city's tax rate, said Councilman Russell Mitchell. "For whatever reason, it went up this year. Next year it could go down, so we need to hedge our bets," he said.