The tax district that includes the city of Enterprise proper will pay the highest level of taxes from among the 22 taxing districts in Wallowa County for the 2002-2003 tax year, according to a draft billing tax rate form prepared by county assessor Gay Fregulia.

According to the draft Enterprise residents in code district 21-1 will be paying $16.8851 for every $1,000 of assessed valuation. Included in that total is $5.0089 for the city of Enterprise's general government tax, $3.7930 for the countywide Education Service District tax and $1.6074 for the recently approved Enterprise school levy bond.

The lowest paying tax district in the county is at Troy where taxpayers will pay $9.4048 for every $1,000 of assessed valuation.

The second highest paying tax district will be at the South Joseph Urban Growth code 6-10 district which will be paying $15.4084 per every $1,000 of assessed valuation. Taxpayers in the city of Wallowa will be paying $14.7960 while those in Joseph will be paying an overall tax of $14.4636. In all three of those code districts the ESD's education tax of $3.7930 is the single highest tax being levied.

The city of Lostine in code 7-1 is being assessed $11.3918 for every $1,000 of assessed valuation.

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