BOC votes 4-1 to set millage rate at 16.5 –


BOC votes 4-1 to set millage rate at 16.5 –

The Upson County Board of Commissioners set the 2013 millage rate at 16.5 mills in a special meeting held Wednesday evening. Prior to the vote being called, Commissioner Steve Hudson asked if there was any way the county could get by with setting a lower rate. However, County Manager Jim Wheeless stated that he had searched for a way, but came up dry; noting that without raising the rate to 16.5 mills, the county would not have enough funds to pay their bills. The board voted 4-1 to approve the rate with Commissioner Frank Spraggins casting the only no vote, but he stated he wanted to say for the record he did support the funding dedicated to the Thomaston-Upson Industrial Development Authority. Chairman Rusty Blackston stated that as much as he hated to say it, the motion passed.

The county held a total of three public hearings for the citizens to voice their opinions and concerns about this year’s property tax rate, with the final one being held before the seven o’clock meeting Wednesday. During the final hearing, Laurie Mameli shared her concerns with the board about an increase in the millage rate.

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