2018-08-29 / Front Page

County, BOE tax millage set

The Early County Board of Commissioners and the Board of Education set their 2018 millage rates last week

The Board of Education set their millage rate Thursday at 15.734 mills, a slight decrease from last year’s 15.750 mills. The millage will produce $7,160,3737, an increase of $47,637 over last year.

The commissioners set the county millage Friday at 9.990 mills, a slight decrease from last year’s 10.000 mills. The millage will produce $4,571,189, an increase of $12,919 over last year.

The Board of Commissioners approved the millage rates for the County and Board of Education at a called meeting Friday morning. The proposed millage rates were published in the Aug. 15 Early County News along with the five-year digest and tax levy histories.

City of Blakely

The Blakely Mayor and Council will set their 2018 millage rate at a called meeting at 3 p.m. Friday at City Hall.

The city’s proposed millage is 4.250 mills, the same as last year. The millage will produce $484,625, an increase of $2,232 over last year.

The council increased the millage from 3.250 last year to provide funds to repay the TAVT overpayment.

The City’s proposed millage rates were published in the Aug. 22 Early County News along with the five-year digest and tax levy history.

Other items of business on the called meeting agenda Friday pertained to a Caterpillar lease and 9-1-1 charges on wireless phones.

The commissioners approved a resolution authorizing “a lease agreement through ACCG with BB&T for a 2018 12M3 Caterpillar with sloper, loan amount $152,500, 5 year term at 3.5% with a 100% bumper to bumper warranty.”

The commissioners also approved a resolution “authorizing 9-1-1 charges on prepaid wireless services & telephone services & wireless enhanced to $1.50 per line beginning Jan. 1, 2019.”

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