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Thomas Co. taxes may rise

This chart demonstrates the turnover rate, and the cost of those losses because of a lack of raises for county employees This chart demonstrates the turnover rate, and the cost of those losses because of a lack of raises for county employees
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Thomas County Manager Mike Stephenson made a presentation to the public Tuesday morning as to why the county commission is proposing a tax millage increase.

At a July meeting, the commission voted 7-1 to raise the millage rate by 2.5 mils. This would equate to about $115 for a $125,000 house.

Stephenson says the county needs to raise the rate so they no longer use reserve funds to balance the budget. He says not raising the rate would also lead to cuts in the sheriffs office, EMS, fire, and public works.

Tuesday morning's meeting is one of three public meetings to be held on the 3rd floor of the new courthouse. The next hearing is Tuesday night at 6:00, and the final one is next Wednesday at 10am.

Stephenson used a chart (at right) to demonstrate the turnover rate, and the cost of those losses because of a lack of raises for county employees.

 

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