County’s last millage hearing is today

Thu, 07/26/2007 - 2:55pm
By: John Thompson

Residents have one last chance this afternoon to voice their opinions about Coweta County’s tax increase.

If the millage rate is approved, residents in incorporated Coweta County will see their millage rate increase from 6.74 mills to 7.76, while residents in unincorporated Coweta County will see the rate increase from 6.15 mills to 7.15.

Coweta officials estimate the increase for the owner of a $200,000 home would be $80 a year. In evaluating this year’s budget, the county’s government leaders have maintained the increase is necessary to serve the county’s rapidly-expanding population. With new libraries being built and current libraries being upgraded, officials said maintenance and operation will be $1 million per year, or 29 percent of one mill. The county is also funding community center operations at the new Clay-Wood Center and Welcome Community Center, along with increasing support for Pathways Mental Health program and increasing the employee training program.

The millage hearing starts today at 4 p.m. at the county administrative complex in Newnan.

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