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Mercer School studies drop in tax payments

By TOM LAVENTURE

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MERCER, Wis. — The Mercer School District Board of Education is taking a look at a shortfall in property tax revenue, according to discussion at the regular board meeting on Monday.

School board president Robert Davis said he had just learned Monday that the school district’s January 2021 tax payment was $614,289. That is a $196,482 shortfall from the January 2020 tax payment of $810,771. 

“That is a significant amount relative to our budget,” Davis said. “I don’t know what the source of this shortfall is but I intend to find out.�...

 
 
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