NORCOR Seeks Permanent Tax Rate For Operations

Voters in Wasco, Hood River, Sherman, and Gilliam counties are being asked by Northern Oregon Corrections during the May 16 election to establish a permanent property tax rate of 26 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value for operation of the regional jail.  The rate mirrors the construction bond rate to build the facility which came off the tax rolls in September.  NORCOR and        Wasco County County Commission board chair Rod Runyon says the board is looking to stabilize its revenue picture, which currently involves funding from each county along with various contracts with other entities including Immigration and Customs Enforcement that fluctuate over time.  The permanent tax rate would generate about $1,300,000 per year, which would be on top of what the $3,800,000 the four counties currently pay annually to operate the facility.

Adblock Detected

We have detected that you are using an adblock in your browser’s plugin to disable advertising from loading on our website.

Your Experience is very important to us, and your Ad Blocker enabled will cause our site not to perform as expected.  Turn off the Ad Blocker or add our site to your exceptions.  After you turn off or add exception please refresh the site or click ok.

Please note: Clicking OK below will NOT disable your ad blocker. You will need to make that change within the ad blocker's settings.