Columbia River PUD Pays $388,720 in Property Taxes
November 28, 2011 – Columbia River People’s Utility District (PUD) paid $388,720 in property taxes to Columbia and Multnomah counties for 2011. The amount is based on an assessed value of $31.9 million.
Property taxes paid to Columbia and Multnomah Counties help to fund schools, fire districts, emergency response and other city and county services. The PUD’s 2011 property tax bill will be divided as follows:
- Schools: $197,644
- Fire Districts: $81,199
- County: $53,278
- Cities: $21,275
- 911 C-Com: $16,566
- Other Taxing Districts: $18,758
Of the total, $383,377 was paid to Columbia County and $5,343 was paid to Multnomah County. The PUD serves 350 customers in Northern Multnomah County including Happy Rock, Rocky Pointe and Big Oak marinas on the east side of Highway 30 and Watson, Gilkison and NW St. Helens Roads on the west.
The PUD is one of the ten largest property tax payers in Columbia County.