County Commission Raises Millage Rate

| July 24, 2014

Courthouse-Soldier-webVALDOSTA, GA – The Lowndes County Commission voted on Wednesday to increase the millage rate for the first time since 1999.

Both the Lowndes County Commission and the Lowndes County School Board have approved millage rate increases for next year.

Tuesday night, the County School Board held their last public hearing on the matter, and adopted a 2.2 millage increase. On Wednesday morning, The Lowndes County Commission held their final public hearing and also adopted an increase of 1.007 mills. The in crease brings the total millage to 8.31 mills, with an additional one mill going to the Lowndes County Industrial Authority, and 1.25 mills going to the Parks and Rec.

The total millage for Lowndes County Schools is now at 16.8.

The City hosts their first round of public hearings on a possible millage increase Thursday at noon and 6 at City Hall.

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3 Comments on "County Commission Raises Millage Rate"

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  1. Papi says:

    “We the People”, need to remember this come election time!!!

  2. James says:

    What happened to, “If you vote for SPLOST we won’t raise taxes.”

  3. D. Miballzich says:

    Well they gotta pay for the new buildings for lame duck agencies.