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County approves tax levy

BOE votes in favor of millage hike

The Screven County Board of Commissioners adopted the resolution setting the 2015/16 tax levy in a called meeting on Tuesday morning.
The board also has some upcoming dates that citizens should be aware of. Sept. 8 will be the public hearing and Sept. 15 will be when the county adopts the budget for the year. 
As expected the Screven County Board of Education voted to increase its millage rate on Aug. 13 and, in turn, increase property taxes.
After only one person other than those on staff with the school system attended the last of three public hearings, the BOE increased the millage by 1.846 mills to 15.50 mills.
Since the 2008-2009 school year, the Screven County School System has endured cuts to programs and personnel because of reductions in state funding, while absorbing unfunded mandates through local dollars.  
Only a total of 20 people attended the three BOE public hearings.
The proposed tax increase for a residence with a fair market value of $100,000 is approximately $70.15 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $100,000 is approximately $73.84.
Property taxes are the primary source of local revenue for local school systems as these funds are used for the operating budget. All property is taxed, even rental properties. The property taxes collected are based on the county millage rate adopted by the Board of Education annually. 
By state law, millage rates are capped at 20 mills, except in a few rare circumstances.