The Effingham County Board of Commissioners announced its intention to increase property taxes because of the hospital authority’s proposal not to rollback its millage rate from 2 mills to 1.827 mills. This is a 9.47 percent increase.
When the total digest of taxable property is prepared, Georgia law requires that a rollback millage rate must be computed that will produce the same total revenue on the current year’s digest that last year’s millage rate would have produced had no reassessments occurred.
Before the board of commissioners may finalize the tentative budget and set a final millage rate, state law requires that three public hearings be held to allow the public an opportunity to express their opinions on the increase.
All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at the county administrative complex May 24 at 6 p.m. and on June 5 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.