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Commissioners approve budget with no millage rate increase

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Commissioners approved the county's 77-million dollar budget, which included a decision not to raise the millage rate.

While the millage rate will not increase, county officials say some property owner's may still see their taxes go up if their property was reevaluated.

Commissioner Jack Stone says some of his property was just reevaluated for more than double the original value, and he's concerned residents in rural parts of the county may not be able to afford the increases.

 "We passed a budged today that does not include a millage rate increase so if your property value did not change then your tax bill will not change so we are very proud of that," says Commissioner Lamar Hudgins, who represents District One.

Commissioner Hudgins says as required by state law, they will host public meetings in July to answer any questions residents may have.

Property values are set by the board of tax accessors, and property owners can appeal if they choose.

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