Falling property valuations will make funding Johnson County Special Districts especially difficult in the coming year.

Where once the valuation was in seven figures, this year the estimate is less than 400K.

Johnson County Commissioner Bob Perry told Big Horn Mountain Radio that just because special districts work off a set mil levee; valuations could come in even lower than expected…

That means that Rural Health, the Fire District and others will receive less money to operate.

Non-essential services such as the Johnson County Library has requested a new hire and pay raises, which according to Perry will be difficult to support…

Budget hearings are expected to begin later this month.

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