Belleville City Council approves property tax increase - KMOV.com

Belleville City Council approves property tax increase

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

Residents in Belleville will soon be paying more in property taxes.

City officials approved an increase of $70 more per year for every $100,000 that a home is valued. Belleville’s fiscal year begins July 1 and Mayor Mark Eckert says increasing pension costs and cuts from Springfield make the hike necessary.

“We’re on a roller coaster. It’s been difficult for cities and Belleville has been fortunate to stay in the black in recent years, but it’s been a nightmare to put a budget together,” said Eckert.

According to Eckert, a lack of a state budget means Belleville can not count on money from Springfield.

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