County Budget, Millage Rates on Commissioners’ Agenda
The Paulding County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Friday.
Paulding Commissioners on Friday could adopt a county budget for the 2013 fiscal year.
The proposed FY2013 budget is on the agenda for commissioners’ called meeting. Also on the docket are resolutions that if approved would set various millage rates, including the rates for the county, the Paulding County School Board, the fire district and more.
Commissioners at a work session earlier this month voted to raise the county’s millage to the maximum rollback rate of 8.364 mills. That meeting ended abruptly, which led to some commissioners speaking out on that meeting’s quick adjournment during their Aug. 14 meeting.
The commissioners’ vote to increase the county millage rate came just a few weeks after they voted down a proposal to make such a millage increase. That same July meeting had commissioners increase the fire tax from 2.2 to 3.1 percent—a move aimed at making up a deficit caused by declining property values and keeping revenues at a point where they can staff current fire stations that will be improved, and new fire stations to be built, through the use of Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funds.
The Paulding County School Board last month voted to set the school system’s millage rate for maintenance and operations at 18.909 mills, the same rate at which it has been set for the last five years.
Friday’s session will begin at 9 a.m. in the Board of Commissioners meeting room in the Watson Government Complex. The complete agenda is attached to this article.
Return to Dallas-Hiram Patch for coverage of Friday’s meeting.
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