Property tax looks to increase

Property tax looks to increase

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Dougherty County school system will advertise a tax increase after a budget shortfall.

Staff members say the millage rate hasn't changed since 2008, and will remain the same.

But the system has to advertise a tax increase, because the value of real property and personal property in Dougherty County increased by 1.29%.

Tax revenue for the system is decreasing by $312,000 this year.

"We anticipated a smaller change in the tax digest. However, the finance staff and I are looking at options that we have on the table in case this came up. So we're going to look at those over the next few days," said Kenneth Dyer, DCSS Associate Superintendent.

Staff members will present the final budget to board members June 24th.

Two public hearings will be held on June 24th, the third will be held July 13th.

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