‘ThisWeekNews’ – District: Rise in property value means ‘good things happening’

Rise in property value: For the first time in eight years, property evaluation in the Whitehall City School District has increased, according to the district’s fiscal-year tax budget for 2017.

“This is a sign of good things happening in the school district from an economic-development standpoint,” Whitehall Treasurer Steve McAfee said.

The district’s evaluation increased from $217.9 million last year to $221.8 million this year, according to the tax budget.

The rise is attributed chiefly to an increase in the value of commercial property in the district, McAfee said.

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