Tentative millage rate approved

Historic City News reporters learned from County Administrator Michael D. Wanchick that his office recommended no millage increase for the 2011 budget — at their regular meeting Tuesday, the County Commission formally took the recommended action and adopted a tentative millage rate.

Because property values have continued to decline, the same millage rate as last year means on average property owners will see about a 10 percent decrease.

Wanchick pointed out, however, that some property owners with significant protection under “Save Our Homes” may see a slight increase; which is a consequence of the state law.

Property owners will receive TRIM notices from the Property Appraiser in early September with more information.

The Commission will hold formal public budget hearings on Tuesday, September 21st at 5:30 pm and Wednesday, September 29th at 5:30 pm. Both public hearings will be in the County Auditorium, 500 San Sebastian View, and also broadcast live on GTV.

The Fiscal Year 2011 budget begins October 2, 2010

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