The Lake County Commission will host two additional town hall meetings to discuss potential county property tax increases.

Since 2022, the county commission has considered increasing property taxes through a road and bridge levy or an opt out to raise funds for county services, including road and bridge repair. Shelli Gust, the commission’s administrative officer, said the county will have to reduce services in the near future, as it’s currently not making enough in property taxes to fund current services. While the county has supplemented its budget by taking out cash reserves and using federal COVID-19 funds, this is unsustainable, she said.