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2 Campbell local officials weigh in on property tax petition

Two Campbell County officials commented Nov. 2 on the statewide petition to cut property taxes in half for homeowners' primary residence.

Colleen Faber (Mary Stroka/County 17) and Anne Ochs (Ryan Lewallen/County 17)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Two Campbell County officials have commented on the statewide petition to cut property taxes in half for homeowners’ primary residence. Their comments came in after County 17 posted an article Nov. 2.

Holly Galloway, the Campbell County chair for the group, said Nov. 2 she has received more than 500 signatures so far of the 1,910 needed from the county for the petition, which supports creating a tax exemption for half of the property’s assessed value, starting in 2025. Petition signers must be registered voters who voted in the prior election. They must provide their address, name and signature. They do not need to be property owners.

People who want to sign the petition can meet leaders between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Nov. 4 in the parking lot of Tractor Supply Co., 4005 S. Douglas Highway, or at a booth at the Nov. 10–12 Gillette Arms Show at CAM-PLEX, 1635 Reata Drive, Gillette. They can also contact Galloway at 307-567-4567 to make arrangements.

Campbell County School District Board Chair Anne Ochs said Nov. 2 the matter is up to the state’s citizens and legislators.

“No matter the outcome, we will make sure our kids get a great education!” she said.

Campbell County Board of Commissioners Chair Colleen Faber said she supports the homeowners’ exemption approach to property tax relief that the petition addresses.

“This type of property tax relief is beneficial to all home owners and is fair in its approach,” she said.

Faber said in late October that while she had not read the details of the petition, she supports property tax relief for Wyoming residents.

“The ‘homestead exemption’ approach has been widely supported across the state,” she said.