Commission votes to keep current property tax rate

Bledsoe County taxpayers will not see a tax rate increase this year, after commissioners voted to leave the rate the same as the 2018-2019 budget year at the County Commission meeting on Monday, July 15.

Commissioners Tim Campbell, Brent Griffith, Robert Reece, Tanya Roberson, Ronald Sapp, Junior Hankins, and Ruth Burton voted to keep the tax rate the same.

Commissioners Matt Colvard, Roger Simmons, Johnny Mack Swafford, and Craig Mercer voted against keeping the tax rate the same. Commissioner Rooster Worthington was absent.

The vote will keep the tax rate even with the current rate, while at the same time depleting the county fund balance below $1 million.

For more, see the July 18 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner

1 Comment

  1. Henry Tripp on July 18, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    There is no reason for a 1/2 million dollar shortfall when planning a budget. Little things like pay raises and $10,000 over budget approvals is real money and can be avoided during the planning stage. Since our county has such a “low” per capita income, where do the planner thinks the money will come from to pay increased taxes. With salary gross being $17,015 per capita, and net after deductions being +/- $617 semi-monthly income, not much left for increased taxes for our fellow citizens, particularly those with children for whom they are responsible. A more conservative approach and consideration of the financial facts of local income should be priority for our planners when making such decisions. Sometime we must do more with less. Ms. Terry should be complimented for her budgeting skills. Thanks

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