Three speak during first public hearing on county’s proposed millage rate increase

Tuesday, July 9, 2024–7:00 p.m.

David Crowder, WRGA News-

The Floyd County Commission held the first of three public hearings regarding a proposed property tax rate increase on Tuesday.

The proposed rate is advertised at 9.414 mills, which would be an increase of 0.75 mills, although the board could opt to adopt a lower rate.

A reduction in the millage rate last year along with a one-time increase in the homestead exemption by the state has resulted in Floyd County having a budget deficit of $3.6 million.

The second public hearing is scheduled for July 23 at 8 a.m. while the third and final hearing is July 23 at 6 p.m.