stadium fund http://wvxu.org en How much will you get back on your property tax bill next year? http://wvxu.org/post/how-much-will-you-get-back-your-property-tax-bill-next-year <p>For every $100,000 worth of property value, Hamilton County homeowners will get about $46 back on their tax bills next year.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 20:01:58 +0000 Tana Weingartner 19911 at http://wvxu.org Hamilton County weighing property tax rebate options http://wvxu.org/post/hamilton-county-weighing-property-tax-rebate-options <p>Hamilton County Commissioners plan to vote Wednesday on the size of the property tax rebate homeowners will receive next year.</p><p>The PTR was promised to taxpayers when the sales tax was increased to fund the new Reds and Bengals stadiums.</p><p>Commissioner Greg Hartmann is floating a plan that would fund the PTR at $12 million.</p><p>"This year the property tax rebate was $10 million distributed to people that own property in Hamilton County," says Hartmann. "Next year it will be $12 million, which will be divvied up. It's about $42 per $100,000 of (property) value."</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:27:10 +0000 Tana Weingartner 19821 at http://wvxu.org County considering 3-year stadium fund plan http://wvxu.org/post/county-considering-3-year-stadium-fund-plan <p></p><p>Hamilton County Commissioners could take the first steps Wednesday toward balancing the stadium fund for the next five years.</p><p>The plan is much the same as <a href="http://wvxu.org/post/stadium-fund-covered-another-year" target="_blank">last year</a>, but involves a different bank and a three-year deal. Essentially the board would take out an insurance policy with PNC Bank to cover the bulk of the debt and fund what's left from county reserves.</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:52:53 +0000 Tana Weingartner 17100 at http://wvxu.org County considering 3-year stadium fund plan Commissioners slice property tax rebate http://wvxu.org/post/commissioners-slice-property-tax-rebate <p>Hamilton County property taxes aren't going up but homeowners will be getting less money back next year.</p><p>Commissioners voted 2-1 to reduce the property tax rebate (PTR) homeowners receive.</p><p>The PTR was promised when voters approved a sales tax increase to build the Reds and Bengals stadiums.</p><p>Board President Greg Hartmann proposed the idea.</p><p>“I’m not happy about it but I think it’s the better of two evils. It reduces the property tax rebate by 50 percent for next year and puts us on footing to get this fund balanced for the future, to work with the teams,” he says.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 18:46:19 +0000 Tana Weingartner 6783 at http://wvxu.org Commissioners slice property tax rebate Stadium fund: 'between a rock and a hard place' http://wvxu.org/post/stadium-fund-between-rock-and-hard-place <p>It's down to either raising the sales tax or reducing the property tax rebate. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 19:08:09 +0000 Tana Weingartner 6684 at http://wvxu.org Stadium fund: 'between a rock and a hard place'