New taxes on real estate owners


Valley County Commissioner Becomes Voter Approve the taxation of property tax Guaranteed public access payments to state donations around Lake Payette.

Commissioner David Bingaman said the proposed amount is unknown, but taxpayers should not be “excessively burdened.”

This levy will be used to pay for recreational leases in state endowments near Lake Piet and Little Piet.

The county contacted the Idaho Land Department on how such a lease could be arranged, Bingaman said on Monday, April 19 when he presented his tax ideas to fellow commissioners.

This proposal will be made one month after the Idaho Land Commission. Vote for the dissolution of Moratorium Residents and recreational activists have expressed concern about leasing state-owned land around McCall, opening the door to potential development.

The board also voted to lift Moratorium of rental activities on land in the McCall area “We will start accepting applications for leasing, easements, land exchanges, and land disposal.” The Land Department is now accepting a repulsive development by many in the McCall area, proposed by Boise investment firm Trident Holdings. We are reviewing applications that include connected, controversial land exchanges.

The proposed Valley County levy would help pay for the cost of the lease and the development of the parking lot, Bingaman said. Subsequent improvements paid by tax may include trails, trailheads, and developed campgrounds.

The county also aims to ensure public access elsewhere in the county, Bingaman said.

Valley County has already signed state leases on several roads in Francis Wallace, Brush Creek, the Greengate snowmobile parking lot, and some of the donated land used as snowmobile trails.

Commissioner Sherry Morpin and Chairman Elt Hasbrook support this idea.

“We need to start planning 10 and 20 years from now, not next year. We need to create opportunities for growth,” Morpin said at a committee meeting. “This is the first opportunity to really lift myself up to do that,” she said.

Mr. Bingaman said he hopes that discussions on future use of the donated land will lead to discussions on access to other parts of Valley County and open spaces.

“It’s a big picture plan of what we want to be in Valley County,” he said. “We make sure we have what we need before everything is developed.”

Access to public land benefits everyone, from berry pickers and mountain bikers to hunters, hikers, snowmobiles and paddleboarders, according to Bingaman.

“It’s not about promoting new tourism or certain activities, but about providing long-term access to the places we all wanted to live here,” he said. He called the topic “independent”.

The county will also work with the city of McCall, the Piet National Forest, the Pietland Trust, and the Piet Endowmentland Alliance to increase access to public land, Mr. Bingaman said. Setting taxes would help secure that access, he said.

“We need a financing mechanism to secure easements, acquire land where it is needed, and secure public access before it is permanently lost,” says Bingaman.

Setting taxes would help secure that access, he said.

He said the county needs to evaluate public support for recreational taxes and decide how to create such taxes under state law.

Commissioners can ask for either a permanent levy that requires a majority of two-thirds of the votes cast in an election, or a two-year levy that requires more than 50% of the votes in favor. ..

There was no date to put the bill on the ballot.

Idaho Legislature contributed.