The base rate is used to calculate property taxes for residential and commercial property inside and outside municipalities.
The property tax rate for residential properties is currently 28.6 cents per every $100 of valuation. That would be reduced to 28.2 cents for every $100 of valuation if the rollback were approved.
The property tax rate for commercial properties in incorporated and unincorporated areas is currently 57.2 cents per every $100 of valuation.
If the proposal is approved, that rate would decrease to 56.4 cents per every $100 of valuation.
Carper is hoping county commissioners will vote on the $51.4 million budget for fiscal year 2013-2014 today, he said. Property taxes make up about three-fourths of that total, Carper said.
The budget must be submitted to the state auditor's office by March 28.
Increased expenses will eat up any increase in revenue, Carper said.
For example, Fontalbert is proposing that the special health fund, which is used to cover medical expenses for county employees, be increased by $1 million to $6.8 million for the upcoming fiscal year.
Fontalbert is also proposing the regional jail fund be increased by $133,000 to $4.8 million in the upcoming fiscal year, he said.