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Despite hard economic times, its not likely to change this year as school superintendent Susan Andrews has recommended the board keep the status quo for FY 2012. If we keep getting funding cuts in the future we may have no choice but to visit
Last week, county Common Pleas President Judge Debbie O'Dell Seneca ordered county commissioners to find a vendor to conduct countywide property reassessment within five weeks. The judge's ruling was prompted by a 2008 lawsuit brought against the
When the city government put the latest Local Option Sales Tax to a referendum in 2008, it was with the understanding that if it passed, millage rates would be cut sharply in 2010, giving property owners a one-year break in the approximate amount
Superior Court Clerk Jay Stephenson sent a blistering letter to Lee, suggesting he won't participate in further cuts in the fiscal 2012 year that starts in October. Lee, along with County Manager David Hankerson, last week had sent a memo regarding
The meeting will be held at the district's central office, 514 Glover St., Marietta. Meetings are streamed live at www.cobbk12.org and broadcast on Comcast channel 24 and Charter channel 97.
Several incumbent candidates point to the fact that the entire school system is about to be accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the first time that the entire system has been accredited. We've never done that before, said
City of Bradenton residents will have one last chance to express themselves tonight before the city council votes on a property tax hike and an increase in water and sewer rates. But judging from a previous town hall meeting and public hearing on the
But whether people will pay more in taxes still depends on whether their property values have gone up. Last year's millage rate was 64.4 mills, but that rate gets tossed out when there is a reassessment, explained city budget director Michael Shelton.
Bradenton City Council approved the acceptance of the city's highest property tax millage rate in 28 years and a $98.1 million budget plan during a special meeting Wednesday. City property owners will pay $4.9452 per $1,000 in assessed value if the
The 0.07-mill decrease would equate to $7 in savings on a $250,000 house. Suwanee's millage rate has been the same or decreased each of the past eight years. In 2002, the millage rate for the 2003 fiscal year was increased to 5.999 to help pay for