The budget committee of the county commission concluded its work for the year Tuesday night and is recommending that the property tax rate remain the same for the 2018-19 fiscal year.
The committee has reviewed and approved budgets for all county departments subject to final approval by the 14 member county commission in July.
The overall tax rate is expected to remain at $1.8335 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.
The rate recommended for each department is as follows:
County General: 0.9635 cents
General Purpose Schools: 0.6100 cents
Debt Service: 0.1300 cents
Highways/Public Works: 0.0300 cents
General Capital Projects: 0.1000 cents
Revenue from the current property tax assessments for the 2018-19 fiscal year based upon estimated assessed valuations of $497 million dollars is $49,700 per one cent of the property tax rate. However the county is actually expected to receive $46,658 per cent of the tax rate based on a 94% collection rate or a 6% delinquency.
The estimated net collection from the overall property tax rate is $8,565,745 in local revenue to help fund the county general department, general purpose schools, debt service, highways/public works, and general capital projects.
Funding to non-profit organizations is as follows:
Upper Cumberland Development District: $ 2,000
Tennessee Forestry Division:$ 1,500
Plateau Mental Health Center: $ 7,180
Senior Program: $ 38,029.05 (includes $6,000 for Alexandria Senior Center)
DeKalb County Soil Conservation District: $ 41,991.21
Chamber of Commerce:$ 17,500
Veterans Services Cemetery $ 7,215
DeKalb County Rescue Squad: $ 22,821
Upper Cumberland Human Resources: $ 1,200
Upper Cumberland Reconnect: $925
Imagination Library:$ 7,200
Veterans Honor Guard:$ 2,000
DeKalb County Fair: $ 1,500
WCTE $ 5,000
Upper Cumberland Child Advocacy Center: $ 1,780
UCHRA Assessment - Homemaker Aide, etc. $ 9,245
Genesis House: $ 1,500
TOTAL NON-PROFITS $ 168,586.26