The budget committee of the county commission met Thursday night and voted to publish a summary of the proposed new budget in the local newspapers.
The committee may meet again to make some minor revisions before submitting the spending plan for approval to the county commission at it's next meeting on Monday, August 27th.
The committee proposes to cut the property tax rate by 20 cents from $1.90 to $1.70 per $100 of assessed value.
The proposed tax rate breaks down as follows:
County General Fund- 62 cents (a cut of five cents from last year)
Solid Waste- 19 cents (an increase of one cent from last year)
Debt Service- 29 cents (the same as last year)
Highways- 3 cents (the same as last year)
General Purpose Schools- 57 cents (a cut of 16 cents from last year)