Lee County property owners could see tax increase - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Lee County property owners could see tax increase

Posted: Updated:
Rick Muggridge, Lee County Board Chairman Rick Muggridge, Lee County Board Chairman
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Albany teen seriously injured by hit & run driver

    Albany teen seriously injured by hit & run driver

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:02 AM EDT2014-07-29 08:02:54 GMT
    Albany Police searching for hit and run driver.More >>
    Albany Police searching for hit and run driver.More >>
  • Albany teen seriously injured by hit & run driver

    Albany teen seriously injured by hit & run driver

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:00 AM EDT2014-07-29 08:00:52 GMT
    Albany Police searching for hit and run driver.More >>
    Albany Police searching for hit and run driver.More >>
  • Worth Co. hosts open house

    Worth Co. hosts open house

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:24:37 GMT
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) -

Lee County property owners could see a tax increase for the first time in years.

Taxpayers had a chance to give their opinions on the county's proposed $23.4-million budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The millage rate has been 12.76 for 8 years. Commissioners are considering a 1.4 mil increase to provide an extra 1.4-million dollars for major improvements they say are needed.  

"The condition of our roads, the condition of our public buildings are something that we shouldn't pass on to the next commission," said Rick Muggridge, Lee County Board Chairman. "We should make sure that we're taking care of those year to year, and I think this budget does that."       

The extra revenue would also offset rising health insurance costs and pay for two new deputies.   Commissioners will vote on the budget June 24th.

Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.