LaFayette, GA – Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield plans three public hearings this month to provide citizens with an opportunity to learn more about how the millage rate may impact them.
The proposed fiscal 2019 budget includes the same millage rate as last year for residents in the unincorporated areas of Walker County. However, due to the tax digest formula, city residents will experience a slight property tax increase of 0.177 mills, or 1.35%. The adjustment works out to be $7.64 on a home worth $100,000.
“We continue to show significant progress toward our goal of financial recovery,” said Commissioner Whitfield. “In the past year, we’ve reduced our debt, operated on a fiscally responsible balanced budget and charted a course to enhance our sales tax base through the Walker Rocks tourism initiative. I appreciate the outstanding teamwork of our county employees, and the shared sacrifices we have all endured, as we continue on a path to growth.”
Hearings will take place on the following dates/times and locations:
- Thursday, August 23rd at 6 p.m. – Walker County Courthouse Annex III (201 South Main Street, LaFayette)
- Thursday, August 30th at 10 a.m. – Walker County Civic Center (10052 US-27, Rock Spring)
- Thursday, August 30th at 6 p.m. – Walker County Courthouse Annex III (201 South Main Street, LaFayette)
The millage rate will be adopted at a Special Called Commissioner Meeting on August 30th following the third public hearing.