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Montgomery County supervisors plan to cut tax levy

County treasurer criticizes move by lame-duck board

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Montgomery County’s town and city ward supervisors plan to use their final days in power to lower the tax burden on county residents. In a budget meeting Tuesday night, the Board of Supervisors voted to pull an extra $1.5 million from county savings to lower next year’s tax levy roughly 3.4 percent. That’s a significant drop, said County Treasurer Shawn Bowerman, and he isn’t happy about it. “It was an irresponsible decision,” he said, “especially ...

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