County school property tax rate unlikely to change » Local News » Dalton Daily Citizen

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County school property tax rate unlikely to change » Local News » Dalton Daily Citizen

After enduring tense budget meetings last fall, Whitfield County school board members say they’re unlikely to increase the property tax rate this year.

School board members voted 4-1 on Sept. 28, 2012, to raise the property tax rate from 14.756 mills to 18.756 mills, nearing a 20-mill cap. For a $100,000 home in the county, one mill roughly equals $40 in tax.

Board member Rodney Lock was the lone vote against the increase last year. Lock said he’s likely to keep the same position as school board members begin budget talks for the 2014 fiscal year, which begins July 1.

The first public budget hearing is set for Monday at 6 p.m. at the school system’s central office at 1306 S. Thornton Ave. The budget is expected to be approved by school board members at a special called meeting set for Wednesday, June 19, at 7:30 a.m. at the same location.

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