10-15-12: Courtesy of WKBW. Under County Executive Mark Poloncarz’s 2013 proposed budget, property taxes would be increased 3.4 percent. For the average homeowner with property value of 100 thousand dollars, that is an increase of 18 dollars per year. “This will provide the additional 8.09 million dollars to help cover the budget gap,” Poloncarz said. But for taxpayers like Louise McCullum, more taxes are not a welcomed sight. “I feel that I don’t particularly like it but it is one of those necessary things we have to do,” she said. Kervin Roberson has owned his home for 15 years, and says this is the latest property tax hike to make life more and more difficult on his wallet. “I guess it’s just like everything else, everything is getting higher and it is really making it difficult on us as property owners to maintain and pay our taxes,” he said. But that tax increase, in some part, goes to pay for increased funding to the area’s culturals, including 2.3 million dollars to the county’s libraries.