amount of property tax each Henry County property owner is
to pay this year will be determined in the next seven days.
Henry County Board of Education and Board of Commissioners
are required by state law to conduct numerous public
hearings before setting the millage rate each year, both of
those government bodies have scheduled the bulk of those
hearings for today.
school board will actually have four public meetings today,
beginning with the first millage rate hearing at 9:30 a.m.
The board’s monthly study session is at 10 a.m. and another
millage hearing is at 6:30 p.m. before the regular public
meeting is at 7 p.m.
the school board meets the second Monday of each month with
the study session the previous Wednesday, but it is not
unusual to have both meetings on the same day in July
because of vacations and other scheduling conflicts.
no proposed increase for the school portion of the millage
rate as it is already at its limit of 20 mills, which has
been the case since 2007.
that same millage rate is expected to result in more revenue
because of recent increases in property values after a
downturn for several years. Public hearings are required to
note any time an increase in property tax revenue is
the same situation facing the Board of Commissioners, as the
county millage is proposed to remain at 14.49 mills, the
same as last year. The BOC has set public millage hearings
for 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. today.
of Education is scheduled to adopt its 2014-15 millage July
23 at 5 p.m. after convening for its final public hearing 30
minutes before that. The county commission will set its
millage July 23 at 9 a.m.
McDonough has scheduled
millage public hearings for today at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.