Box Elder County is nearly $3 million richer this week with a property tax payment from Morton Thiokol

The company paid $2,970,637, said County Tax Assessor Monte Munns, making Morton Thiokol Box Elder's largest property taxpayer."Morton Thiokol represents 25 percent of the county's $11,750,000 total tax receipts and has been our largest single taxpayer for many years," Munns said.

The payment "provides much of the support for the Box Elder educational system," he said.

The firm paid $80,702 to Weber County and $179,046 to Davis County.