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Iron County board discusses possible referendum


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HURLEY — There may be a local referendum issue on the ballot next year after the Iron County Board of Supervisors discussed sending a proposal raising the county’s levy limit to voters Tuesday.

Based on the discussion Tuesday, any ballot measure would likely be for the April 2022 election.

Iron County Clerk Mike Saari said the measure would save money in the long run as the county takes out loans to cover needed expenses because those can be added above the levy cap and passed onto taxpayers. The levy would be expected to generate the additional r...