So, commissioners approved the tax plan for next year.
Property owners will notice little change on the county portion of their taxes.
Commissioners held the rate at about 7 1/2 cents per $100 valuation.
That adds up to about $14 in taxes on a $100,000 home. Commissioners say this meets a pledge they made when voters approved the use tax last spring.
"When we got that passed through last year we made a pledge at least on the general fund property taxes we would not raise that, that it's going to stay again next year," said presiding commissioner R.T. Turner.
The county matches the City of St. Joseph and the St. Joseph School District in keeping tax rates relatively flat.
Property tax statements will be mailed out in November.