Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) - An early Christmas present will arrive in the mailboxes of Superior homeowners in a week: lower property taxes.
This is the second year in a row for this particular gift.
City officials say it's thanks to a combination of measures, including managed budgets.
For a home valued at $150,000, homeowners will see a decrease in property taxes of just under one percent, about $30.
Mayor Bruce Hagen admits it's not a substantial change, but every dollar is important. He says assessed value in the community will increase by 2.7 percent, allowing for the reduced tax rate.
"I'm not saying it's growing by leaps and bounds, but it is starting to come back a little bit which will allow us to hopefully maintain a level of taxation that isn't a large burden like we've known in the past," said Mayor Hagen.
With the down economy, Mayor Hagen says the tax base has been flat for quite some time.