Chatham Co. commissioners seek input on tax issues

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - As Chatham County commissioners prepare to approved next year's budget, they are talking taxes and want to hear from residents.

On Tuesday, they held the first of three public hearings about the millage rate. The finance director said the 2010 tax digest has decreased in value, which resulted in a calculated rollback rate that is higher than the current millage rate.  

In other words, Chatham County has no plans to raise taxes.

"We just try to keep everything steady and as well planned out as we can and so we think if we can keep the special and general fund millage rate flat and not raise the millage rate, that's better for citizens," said Chatham County Finance Director Linda Cramer.

The next public hearing on the millage rate is 6 p.m. Tuesday in Chatham County commission chambers on Bull Street. The final hearing is at 9:30 a.m. on July 9.

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