QUIET UPROAR: few object to tax increase

UPDATE: Commissioners voted Wednesday night to set the millage rate with a 2.75 mill increase from FY15. Read next week's newspaper for the full story.

Two required public hearings were sparsely attended, but the few in attendance expressed strong objections to a proposed tax increase for Jones County.

Jones County commissioners held public hearings Sept. 2 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., and each started with an overview of the county’s budget situation by County Administrator Mike Underwood. 

The administrator explained that the Board of Commissioners met Aug. 20 and set a tentative millage rate of 17.649 for the incorporated area of the county that includes the City of Gray and 16.197 for the unincorporated area.

He said the tentative tax rate is an increase of 2.75 mills for both areas. The proposed increase was advertised, but Underwood said commissioners could adopt a lower rate without having to start the budget process over.

-- Debbie Lurie-Smith | debbie@jcnews.com


The Jones County News

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