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Lee Co. announces hearings on tax hike


The Lee County Board of Commissioners Monday announced its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 11.28% over the property taxes that were levied in 2013.

The board says that based on the total digest of taxable property, no rollback of the millage was required due to reassessments.

However, based on the budget adopted by the Lee County Board of Commissioners, an increase is required in the millage rate due to increases in cost for health obligations in public safety, law enforcement and fire services.

Georgia Law requires three public hearings to be held to allow the public an opportunity to express their opinions on the increase. 

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at the T. Page Tharp Governmental Building, 102 Starksville Avenue, North, Leesburg. The meeting is in the Opal Cannon Auditorium on July 24, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and on July 31, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.


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