PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCING A PROPSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
The Lamar County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to increase the 2020 property taxes it will levy this year by 2.55 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 11, 2020 at 9 AM and 6 PM. A third public hearing will be held in the same location at 6pm on August 18, 2020.
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GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA
Executive Order 06.29.01 extends the Public Health State of Emergency through 11:59 p.m. on September 10th, 2020. The Public Health State of Emergency allows for enhanced coordination across government and the private sector for supply procurement, comprehensive testing and healthcare capacity.
Executive Order 06.29.02 continues to require social distancing, bans gatherings of more than fifty people unless there is six feet between each person, outlines mandatory criteria for businesses, and requires sheltering in place for those living in long-term care facilities and the medically fragile. The order also outlines that the State Board of Education must provide “rules, regulations, and guidance for the operation of public elementary and secondary schools for local boards of education” in accordance with guidance from Dr. Kathleen Toomey, the Department of Public Health, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The order runs through 11:59 PM on July 15, 2020.
Lamar County Announcement
Lamar County has Masks Available for Pickup. One (1) Pack per Family and while supplies last.
Lamar County Board of Commissioners
408 Thomaston Street
Barnesville, Ga. 30204
Notice to Property Owners and Occupants concerning visits to your Property.
Georgia Law (OCGA § 48-5-264.1) requires property owners and occupants be provided reasonable notice prior to a site visit conducted by or on behalf of the Lamar County Board of Assessors. In accordance with this law, please be advised that the Lamar County Appraisal Staff will be visiting properties in the NORTH END OF THE COUNTY FOR THE REST OF 2020 AND 2021. The purpose of this visit will be to verify correctness of the improvements in our records. The appraiser will only gather necessary property information about the outside of any improvements and take photographs.
The appraiser will have a photo identification badge and will be driving an appropriately marked vehicle. If the appraiser is not allowed access to your property, estimations will be performed. If there is any question about the identity of the appraiser, or if there are any questions regarding the visit, do not hesitate to contact the Lamar County Assessor’s Office at 770-358-5161.
As a courtesy the appraiser will knock on the door first and then if there is no answer, he will walk around the outside of any improvements on the property. It is not required that someone must be home, or someone answer the door.
The appraiser’s name currently is James Thomas Williams (Tom) and he drives a 2017 White GMC Sierra Pickup with tag # RUV8593 Hart County, GA. With a Lamar County emblem on the side of the door.
LAMAR COUNTY ANNOUCEMENT REGARDING COVID-19
What we are doing:
Lamar County is monitoring national and local recommendations and will continue to update the site above with the latest information and updates.
Plans are in place to respond should any of our communities be directly affected.
What you can do:
Please review and follow all CDC recommendations listed on their website
and on our website above.
Review the CDC Travel Health Notices. If your Spring Break or other travel plans have you going to or through one of the areas affected, please carefully review the advisories and associated recommendations
, which may include self-imposed quarantine for 14 days after your return. Should this be a situation you anticipate, please reach out to the management team so we can discuss possible accommodations for you.
Practice good hygiene to avoid exposing yourself and others during flu season and in the case of COVID-19 appearing in your area.
Authorities have recommended getting the flu shot. While this will not currently prevent COVID-19, it may help you avoid the seasonal flu and prevent additional concerns.
LAMAR COUNTY SENIOR CENTER
THE LAMAR COUNTY SENIOR CENTER will be closed to the Public until September 10th, 2020 because the Health Department has recommended that Senior Citizens take extra measures to lesson the risk of exposure. All Meals on Wheels Clients will continue to receive their scheduled meals as well as the Senior Citizens during this time. The Senior Center Director, Antionette Watts and Staff will report to work as usual during this time.
FOR MORE INFORMATON PLEASE CONTACT THE SENIOR CENTER AT 770-358-5361.
The I-75 Commercial Vehicle Lanes project is part of the Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP). The project adds two, non-tolled, truck-only lanes along I-75 in the northbound direction from the I-475/I-75 Interchange near Macon to SR 155 in the McDonough area. The lanes will be separated from the general purpose lanes by concrete barriers. Delivery of this project in 2028 incorporates the 2017 Executive Order of One Federal Decision/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) acceleration. While we have yet to realize the true impact of the new process, we are confident that this streamlining will have positive impacts on the delivery of all major projects.
Questions can be sent to 75CVL@dot.ga.gov or by calling the project hotline at 678-528-7275.
Thank you for your participation and support.