No property tax rate increase this year

Budget, tax rate, non-profit appropriations on Monday Night’s Commission meeting agenda

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Three resolutions on Monday night’s agenda for the Carroll County Commission meeting deal with the budget. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the Carroll County Civic Center.

No property tax increase is proposed.

The budget, the tax rate and the donations to non-profit organizations will be voted on as well four other resolutions.

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  The proposed property tax rate is $1.4131 per $100 of assessed property. Last year’s rate was $1.5519 per $100 of assessed property. Because of reassessment, the certified property tax rate was lowered in order to bring in the same amount of revenue as last year.

The general fund tax rate of $1.0681 is to support the $12,253,168 expenditures with $12,409,127 in revenues. The Solid Waste tax rate is .0810 for $1,658, 119 in expenditures with revenues estimated at $1,820,281. The Highway Department’s portion of the tax rate is .0750 that is to support expenditures of $4,411,881 with revenues of $4,305,867. The school transportation’s share of the tax is .0789 which is to support $1,575,577 in expenditures with revenues estimated at $856,858. The general debt service’s share of the tax is .1101 which is supposed to support $630,919 in expenditures with revenues estimated at $632,513.

The General Purpose School Fund that receives no portion of the property tax, but is included in the county budget. The fund shows estimated expenditures of $2,757,480 and revenues of $2,705,280.

A separate resolution shows the appropriations to non-profit organizations that receive funds from the county.

They include: Rescue Squad, $3,000; Gordon Browning Museum, $5,000; McKenzie Memorial Library, $6,000; Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, $25,000; TN. Rehab Center, $500; McKenzie Senior Citizens, $200; Carroll County Shooting Sports Park, $10,000; WRAP Organization, $3,823 for a total of $53,523.

Others resolutions to come before commissioners include:

•A resolution to appoint Jesse Turner and Pamela Joyner to the Carroll County Library Board with terms ending in August 2023.

•A resolution to reappoint Marty Hurley to the Carroll County Electric Department Board with the term ending in July 2024.

•A resolution to reappoint Dr. Lee Carter, MD as Carroll County Medical Examiner with the term ending in August 2025.

•A resolution to reappoint Vince Taylor to the Carroll County Civil Service Commission with the term ending in August 2024.

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