BOCC raises tentative millage

Published: Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 09:54 AM.

The Board of County Commissioners set a tentative millage rate last week that was over four-tenths of a mill higher than the current millage.

Remaining in the budget to this point is a 5-cent increase in county gas taxes as commissioners aim to lessen the property tax burden from the Public Works budget.

Taxing bodies have until Aug. 1 to submit a tentative millage to the Property Appraiser. The tentative millage is the number on the Truth in Millage (TRIM) notices property owners receive, though it does not necessarily reflect the millage rate finalized in September.

The tentative millage rate is 6.9936, up .4328 mills.

A mill represents $1 for every $1,000 in assessed property value. For the BOCC, each mill is worth roughly $1.3-$1.4 million.

Earlier in the week commissioners made a lengthy series of cuts to the proposed budget, which essentially represented a wish list from department heads and constitutional officers.

Entering last Thursday’s special meeting the tentative millage rate was up just over a quarter of a mill before commissioners, by a narrow majority in one instance, made adjustments and additions.



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