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Townships, county on average 40 percent tax-exempt

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As more lands are purchased for conservation or tax forfeited in a challenging economy, some of Hubbard County's tiniest units of government are feeling the pinch of scarcer tax dollars.

But some township supervisors say they can weather the trend by passing skimpier budgets and cutting back services if necessary. As long as the townships have a minimum number of roads to maintain, supervisors say that's where the bulk of their budgets go.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

(218) 732-3364
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