Commission OKs property tax rates

Freedom New Mexico

Curry County Commissioners on Thursday approved new property tax rates for 2011 that should mean no increases or only slight increases to most property owners, according to County Assessor Tim Lyman.

Lyman said the new rates do include an increase to some Melrose property owners of about 4 mils. That increase to fund a school bond issue approved by voters in the November general election.

The new tax rates were approved on a 4-0 vote with Commissioner Dan Stoddard attending the meeting via teleconference, said County Manager Lance Pyle. Chairman Caleb Chandler was absent from the meeting.

The new tax rates are available at the assessor’s office.