Commissioner Nancy Thrash was appointed to serve as Vice Chair of the Telecommunications and Technology Steering Committee on the Board of Managers for the National Association of County Commissioners (NACO). Commissioner Thrash has also been appointed to the Georgia Representative on the Veterans and Military Services Committee and the Membership Committee. Commissioner Thrash also serves on the Executive Board of Managers for the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG).
PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCING A PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
The Lamar County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to increase the 2018 property taxes it will levy this year by 5.66 percentage over the rollback millage rate.
Each year, the board of tax assessors is required to review the
Assessed value for property tax purposes of taxable property in the
county. When the trend of prices on properties that have
recently sold in the county indicate there has been an increase
in the fair market value of any specific property, the board of tax
assessors is required by law to re-determine the value of such
property and adjust the assessment. This is called a reassessment.
When the total digest of taxable property is prepared, Georgia law requires that a rollback millage rate must be computed that will produce the same total revenue on the current years’ digest that last year’s millage rate would have produced had no reassessments occurred.
The budget tentatively adopted by the Lamar County Board of Commissioners requires that a millage rate higher than the rollback rate, therefore, before the Lamar County Board of Commissioners may finalize the tentative budget and set a final millage rate, Georgia law requires three public hearings to be held to allow the public an opportunity to express their opinions on the increase.
All concerned citizens are invited to public hearings on this tax increase to be at the Commissioners meeting room at 326 Thomaston Street, Barnesville, Georgia on August 14, 2018 at 9 AM and 6 PM. A third public hearing will be held in the same location at 6pm on August 21, 2018.
Notice of Property Tax Increase
The Lamar County Board of Commissioners has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 5.66 percent. All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing on this tax increase to be held at 326 Thomaston Street, Barnesville, GA on August 14th at 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Times and place of additional public hearing on this tax increase are at 326 Thomaston Street, Barnesville, GA on August 21st at 6:00 PM. This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 12.621 mills, an increase of .793 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with fair market value of $100,000 is approximately $31.72 and the proposed increase form non-homestead property with fair market value of $300,000 is approximately $95.16.