Orem council votes to raise taxes by $1.7 million instead of $3.3 million

After eight hours of a public hearing, the Orem City Council voted 4-3 to approve a compromise property tax increase of $1.7 million or nearly half of the proposed $3.345 million increase. The city will have to make up the remainder of the $3.3 million shortfall through cuts in budgeted service vehicles, a one time take from the city’s reserves, and no employee raises.

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