Coffee County Homeowners Spared Property Tax Hike

No property tax hike for Coffee County homeowners this year, after commissioners approve a new $70 million spending plan for the fiscal cycle beginning this week. By a 18-2 margin, commissioners have turned back a request from the County School system for nearly $1 million increase in funding. School leaders urged the increase for added special education staff and the cost of opening the new middle school. Commissioners heard both pros and cons for the tax hike last week before voting to keep tax rates level. Leaders squeezed this year by added costs for opening and operating the new 400 bed county jail a planned .06 cent tax hike or alternative $10 wheel tax to increase school fundi8ng also turned down during last week’s session.

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