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11:09 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Tax Increase Overwhelming Factor in Enoch Elections

Earlier this year, one city in Iron County passed a 113 percent increase in the city's portion of property taxes. Although the tax has since been rescinded, ripples from the tax controversy coursed through Nov. 5 municipal elections.

Two pro-tax increase incumbents were beaten by two anti-tax increase challengers in Enoch on Election Day. New City Councilman Steve Johnson said there are still more changes that need to be made.

"I don't think that political paradigms are going to shift immediately," Johnson said. "People will still have differing opinions, and those are going to be points of controversy. We're definitely not going to be able to fit with the status quo, but there's going to have to be some changes made."

Fellow challenger Gary Wilcken will also be seated as a new councilman.