Auditor Bob Wichlinski announced Wednesday that the petition to remonstrate
on the proposed tax rate increase to the Porter County Capital Cumulative
Development (CCD) Fund from the existing rate of 0.0189 to 0.0233 is
available in the Porter County Auditorís Office (155 Indiana Avenue, Suite
204, Valparaiso) weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Only one person per
taxable parcel affected by the rate increase may sign the petition. The
deadline to sign the petition is 12 p.m. local time on Aug. 29, 2014.
there had been some confusion over when the deadline was because the County
Commissioners made a correction to the ordinance on July 29, having
initially approved the ordinance at their meeting on July 15. The state
gives residents a 30-day period to make remonstrations to their local county
auditorís office after notice of approval so the deadline has officially
been reset for Aug. 29 at noon, Wichlinski said.
If the petition
should receive the signatures of 50 valid taxpayers affected by the rate
increase, the rate would be subject to a public hearing on a date fixed by
the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) before issuing its
approval, disapproval, or modification of the proposed rate, Wichlinski