MORGAN, GA (WALB) - A public hearing was held in Calhoun County Monday, after commissioners announced a possible property tax increase. It will be the first tax increase for residents in five years.
Property taxes are likely to increase 8.37 percent in the incorporated areas, and 7.48 in the unincorporated.
Mandated budgetary issues make the increase necessary.
Commissioners say if the county wants to keep their own EMS services, the increase must be done.
"Somebody has to pay for it. It either has to come from a per-partial fee, or from property taxes. So we felt the property taxes was the best way to go," said Calhoun County Commission Chairman Conner Collins.
The final public hearing will be at the commission office next Monday at 10.