Elk County Residents Receiving Property Tax Relief Through Wind Farm

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Kansas wind farm will provide a tax break to residents of Elk County.

The Caney River Wind Farm will offset more than $400,000 in property taxes in 2014. Elk County has the highest property taxes of all of Kansas 105 counties.

Though the wind farm is exempt from state property taxes, it still pays the county for being there, to the tune of $917,000 this year.

Elk County Commission Chairman Doug Ritz says the county will use $420,000 to lower property taxes for the county's 2,900 residents next year. It will mean a savings of 17%.

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